44 Years after Roe: are you committed to making a difference?

By Jacki Ragan, Director, NRLC State Organizational Development Department

National Right to Life’s iconic “Stop Abortion Now” signs were a big favorite at today’s March for Life
Photo credit: Julie Schmit-Albin

On January 22, 2017, and the weeks preceding and following that tragic date, the right to life movement will mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with sadness at the loss of life but also with a sense of victory. We know we have the truth and that we are gaining ground and growing closer to the day that we will be able to legally protect innocent human life.

Over 59,000,000 innocent unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion. I don’t believe that we can begin to understand how many 59,000,000 really is…

There will be activities to commemorate the 44th anniversary of the legalization of abortion all across the nation and you are encouraged to participate, attend, and promote. Coming together to mourn the lost lives, the maimed lives is something we do every year. We will not stop until the killing is stopped.

If this is your first year to March for Life (locally or in our nation’s capital), or participate in a memorial service, or attend a prayer breakfast, that is wonderful. You are making a statement of faithfulness that cannot be ignored!

Note that because the 22nd falls on a Sunday, the annual March for Life will take place Friday, January 27.

But the question is, what are you going to do afterwards?

After you leave the March or the Rally or the Prayer Breakfast, what are your plans? How are you going to make a pro-life difference in the coming year?

There are many, many reasons to be encouraged, as you’ve read about in National Right to Life News Today. But make no mistake: 2017 will be a long, and in many ways, difficult year. We need every voice possible, including yours.

So after you attend the pro-life events of your choosing, contact your local chapter or state affiliate and get involved. If there is not a local chapter in your area, then we will work with you to help you get one started!

You can email us at stateod@nrlc.org, or call 202.378.8843.

The important immediate thing is to do is attend the National March for Life or your local commemoration. Once that is accomplished, it is imperative that each one of us continues to make a difference.

Be a voice for the unborn. Get involved and stay involved. We are here to help you and support you in all ways possible. It is in working together as a team that we will continue to make THE difference. Welcome aboard!