By Dave Andrusko
Around 11:30 am Friday, I will be at the National Mall in our nation’s capital to join hundreds of thousands of members of the greatest movement for social justice of our time. This year’s theme for the annual March for Life is “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”
Some years the temperatures in Washington, DC have been in the 20s, even the teens. One year we almost were snowed out. This year the forecast is for near 50 degrees.
Rain or shine, freezing or “warm,” an army of compassion and resolve meets to hear inspirational speakers and then assembles on Constitution Avenue to march to the Supreme Court. There we will peacefully, as always, sending the message that we can see Roe v. Wade’s expiration date on the horizon.
There is a great deal to be optimistic about. We have a pro-life President who, in his first three years in office, has been absolutely faithful to his promises given to our Movement when President Trump was a candidate. We also have great pro-life leadership in the Senate—Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)—and in the House— Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-Ca.).
And, as we have discussed multiple times, in March the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of June Medical Services, LLC, et al. v Rebekah Gee. Louisiana’s Act 620 “Unsafe Abortion Protection Act,” requires abortionists to have admitting privileges with a local hospital.
Act 620 was passed in 2014 in response to the extensive health and safety violations found in Louisiana abortion clinics. Louisiana already requires doctors who perform surgery at outpatient surgical centers to have hospital privileges. Act 620 extends that requirement to include abortionists.
If you are unable to attend the massive Washington gathering, I fervently hope you will (or already have) attend state and/or local rallies. Some have already taken place, but others are yet to occur.
It is a great time to be a pro-lifer, but then again, it always is. How can it ever be otherwise—in season or out—when we are privileged to stand up for unborn babies and their mothers? It is nothing short of a blessing.