Marching on the Mall

It’s been a week since the capitol was filled with the call for life:

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“Hey, Hey! Ho, ho! Roe v. Wade has got to go!” 

Like the years before, hundreds of thousands flooded the National Mall with one common aim. Abortion must be stopped. People travel from all fifty states to join in one of the largest protests in the nation. And this doesn’t just happen in D.C. San Francisco also has a large march that spans several miles. And if people can’t make it to any of the larger marches, they march on their local governments, or raise awareness on their neighborhood streets.

But why?

Forty-two years ago, the Supreme Court legalized abortion in Roe v. Wade. It declared that abortion is protected under the privacy right protected by the 14th amendment. The March for Life is a loud challenge to that ruling. Hundreds of thousands come to stand in union and declare that choosing privacy over life is unconstitutional. They demand that everyone gets a chance to live.

While the March for Life is full of passionate pro-lifers, it’s important to remember ourselves. It is a time to raise our voices, and demand a change from our government. It is also a time to remember those families damaged by abortion, and remember that we need to show how women, fathers, families, and all of humanity deserves better than abortion. They deserve the hope our future generations brings.

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Keep in mind the spirit of the March, passionate activism, doesn’t end the day or week afterwards. We need to continue to educate those around us and push for more pro-life laws. How do we do that? By staying informed. By being a compassionate yet proud pro-lifer. By talking to others instead of arguing over abortion issues.

“The time is always right to do what is right.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

~ Vita Saxa ~

Gabby Munoz, COL ’18

Media Co-Chair, GU Right to Life

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