Sunday, February 3, 2013

Reflection on the March for Life 2013

Okay, I know it's been a week since D.C. and I haven't blogged about it yet! I've been letting it all sink in before I share the amazing experience I had last weekend. 

Kevin and I at the Rally
So here it goes.

Last weekend I went with six other member of Hilltoppers for Life to Washington D.C. for the March for Life and the Students for Life of America Conference. The seven of us left on Thursday night in a full mini-van on our way to the Capital. I have never driven completely through the night. It was an experience and definitely not the most comfortable night. Totally worth it, let me tell you. We arrived early Friday morning in Bethesda, MD and checked in our hotel. It was time to head over to the Mall where the March for Life Rally began and as well as the actual March. It was quite cold, in the lower 20's to be exact. Even though we didn't get much sleep that night, we were all full of energy. It was so cool to see hundreds of thousands (500,000 to be exact) of other pro-lifers gathered in one place to shout out that we are going to Abolish Abortion! There were all types of people there- babies all the way up to grandparents, all fighting for the same cause. Even though it was cold the enthusiasm of the people made up for it. There were church groups, universities, families, political parties, religious organizations, national pro-life organizations, you name it, they were there (even I'm pro-life and I'm pro-gay, which was interesting....). There were people all the way from California and Washington. During the Rally, Rand Paul and Rick Santorum spoke. Unfortunately I was walking around so I missed them. After, it was time for the March!

Front of the March

John holding our sign
This year, University of Notre Dame's Pro-life group led the March.They bused over 500 students, how awesome is that?! My dream would be that WKU has 500 pro-lifers in their group! I hope that will happen int he future. On that subject it would be another dream that abortion would be finally abolished :). Now back to the March...we marched with our Hilltoppers for Life sign from the Mall to the Supreme Court. There were so many people there that I felt like we were walking in place. I'm sure we made a HUGE statement with that many people walking in the nation's capital against abortion. We have to fight hard because we have the strongest pro-choice president in history. 

The March
Personally, I hope to do the March for Life every year until abortion becomes illegal. We have to fight hard because we have the strongest pro-choice president in history. Precious lives are being killed and on this 4th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (abortion becoming legal in the country) over 55 million babies have been killed. FIFTY-FIVE MILLION! That's is unbelievable and unacceptable. Life is our most basic right and it is being violated every minute in America. We have the obligation to protect every life from conception on. The cold won't stop me because I think this cause is worth it. I was talking to someone the other say saying that every person makes a difference at the March. What if everyone decides to take a year off because they think it's too cold or the cause doesn't count? Then there wouldn't be a strong pro-life generation to speak the true of life! The March was different than I expected. I didn't realize that it was going to be like sardines walking a mile or so, but that wasn't necessary a bad thing. I LOVED seeing so many pro-life Americans. It gave me hope that abortion will be illegal during my lifetime, it has to be. I'm already looking forward to next year :)

John, Me, Kevin, and Maggie

The next day we went to the Students for Life of America Conference. Check out my post for that. 

Maggie and I 

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