NRLC President Carol Tobias to co-host live-stream broadcast of March for Life


By Dave Andrusko

march for life 2011 087[1]Judging by reports from our affiliates and media outlets, the turnout for January 22-related activities around the country has already been outstanding.

As large as the gathering for the annual March for Life in Washington, DC may be—hundreds of thousands is not uncommon—most people are unable to journey to our nation’s capital. So we have good news for all those who would love to watch the March as it proceeds up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court, even if they cannot participate.

On Thursday, beginning at 3:00pm EST, NRLC President Carol Tobias will co-host a live-streaming broadcast—“A Matter of Life”– that will provide highlights from the March for Life, followed by a three-hour show featuring many of the nation’s top pro-life leaders and experts.

Produced by River Song Productions, you will able to watch “A Matter of Life” online.

Short of actually being on the Mall on 12th Street, this is about as good as it gets. Let me quote Carol, who has written about the upcoming January 22 broadcast, and then offer a quick concluding thought.

Last year, I had the pleasure of being one of the guests on the show. This year, I am honored to co-host the show with Maryann Lawhon, executive producer of the film, The Voice of John.

Maryann is a nurse who, in 1977, stumbled upon a live baby, the result of an abortion, who had been left to die on a cold metal table. She held the baby and baptized him before he died, telling him she would be his voice and let the world know what had happened to him.

Maryann and I will speak with many who are a voice for the voiceless. Guests appearing on the show include Donna Harrison, M.D., executive director of the American Association of Pro-life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Jewels Green, a former abortion clinic worker, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests of Life, Kelsey Hazzard, president of Secular Pro-Life, Dr. Alveda King of Silent No More, and many others.

When the gigantic rally—and the March for Life does attract enormous numbers of people—reaches the Supreme Court, there will be a handful of pro-abortionists on site. Although outnumbered probably 5,000 to 1, they will receive a disproportion amount of attention. No matter. As the kids say, it is what it is. Media bias is a given, like the earth rotating on its axis.

But that doesn’t change the fundamental truth. The rally, the march, and the respectful but pointed reminder to the Supreme Court that we will never stop until protection is restored to unborn babies is also a given.

Pro-lifers from around the United States and even from across the oceans will assemble to announce to the world that our Movement continues to grow; that we will build upon our victories last November; and that there is no greater issue of social justice that restoring legal protection to unborn children.