By Dave Andrusko
Reports from NRLC state and local affiliates, combined with newspaper accounts, paint a picture of a highly-motivate pro-life grassroots. Doesn’t matter how cold it is–and in places such as Chicago it was zero degrees–Reuters reported that some 5,000 were in attendance.
“This is about the soul of our nation that we gathered here today,” said Archbishop Blase Cupich of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. “As we bundle up in the cold today, we want to make sure the children are also born into a world that warmly welcomes them.”
Likewise in Arkansas, where thousands marched to the steps of the state capitol in Little Rock. According to KTHV
“We are still marching, because there are new generations that must address this issue,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson.
The event, organizers said, is held each year to raise awareness about the lives lost since the Roe V. Wade decision of 1973.
“Will we, ladies and gentlemen, continue marching until this blight on America is resolved? The answer is yes,” Gov. Hutchinson added.
After the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, we’ll try to post a story that gives a full picture of rallies being held all over our great nation.
Gatherings such as these in Chicago and Little Rock take place days before the annual March for Life where hundreds of thousands will gather at noon this Friday on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue.
As is the case every year, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets at approximately 1:00 pm and head to the Supreme Court.
I’ve attended every March for Life since 1982. There has been some awful weather–and it looks like snow and cold this January 22.
But the March will take place, no matter how awful the weather. And why will it go on, not only in Washington, DC but around the United States?
To quote Gov. Hutchinson, because it must “until this blight on America is resolved.”