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Showing posts with label March for Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label March for Life. Show all posts

Saturday, January 26, 2013

40th Annual March for Life

An estimated 650,000 marchers at this annual event, and the American media chooses to ignore it. This is precisely why you don't want to rely on the mainstream media for news.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Nearly Half of NH College's Student Body Travels to DC, Marches for Life

Nearly half of the student body from the Thomas More College of Liberal Arts made the 10 hour trek south to Washington, DC to attend the 2011 March for Life.

“Students left campus at 6:30 last night and arrived in Washington early this morning,” said Annie Clark, Thomas More College’s Director of Student Life.  “We are returning to New Hampshire in just a few hours.  We will be away from campus for 36 hours, and 21 of those hours will have been on a bus—all because we think it is vitally important to stand for life.”

“I am proud of our students,” said Thomas More College President Dr. William Fahey. “This is a tremendous act of bearing witness to the culture of life.  Our College’s commitment to defend the sanctity of life can be clearly seen in the actions of its students.  I am confident that young people like this will lead in our country the renewal of culture.”

Spirits High, Crowds Huge in DC for 38th March for Life

38th Annual March for Life in Washington, D. C.

Braving bitter cold in Washington, DC, and virtually ignored by America’s mainstream media, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists joined in the 38th March for Life. 

At a rally on the Mall before the March itself began, enthusiastic participants heard members of the newly installed Republican majority in the House of Representatives pledge their support for the pro-life cause. “Without respect for life, freedom is in jeopardy,” said the Speaker of the House, John Boehner.

Rep. Eric Cantor, the majority leader, told the cheering crowd that a bid to ban taxpayer funding for abortion would be the “number one priority” for Republicans in the House. Democratic majorities have steadily advanced abortion funding in past years, he said, but “now the tide has turned.”

An estimated 10,000 people had packed the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a vigil Mass on the evening before the March. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of Houston, the chairman of the US bishops’ pro-life committee, was the main celebrant; 4 other cardinals and 39 bishops concelebrated with hundreds of priests. Remarking on the heavy proportion of young people in the congregation, Cardinal DiNardo said: “We your elders become exhausted just watching you.”

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Schedule of Events for National March for Life

By Matt Anderson

In order to help pro-life pilgrims plan their trip for the upcoming national March for Life in Washington D.C., has compiled a list of events in and around D.C. Please check back frequently as this list will be updated as more details become available. If you know of an event that is not included on this list, contact us here.
For Listings of local pro-life marches, as well as bus trips going to the national March for Life from your area, please see: 

Saturday, January 22

Mass for Life - Georgetown University
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

March for Life Convention
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington D.C.
LSN’s Matthew Anderson and Caitlin Bowers will rotate their presence at the LSN booth in the displays area. Stop by to say hello! 

Sunday, January 23:

Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life
8:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
See full schedule.

March for Life Convention
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington D.C 

Students for Life of America National Conference
8:00 a.m. -  9:00 p.m.
North Bethesda Marriott
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20852

March for Life White House Mini-Rally
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lafayette Park, Washington D.C. 

Opening mass for National Prayer Vigil for Life
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.
All night prayer vigil to follow. See schedule for details. 

Monday, January 24

Giant 2010 Youth Rally and Mass for Life
7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Verizon Wireless Center - Washington, D.C.
Closing mass for National Prayer Vigil for Life
7:30 a.m.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington D.C.

Lutherans for Life Worship Service

Immanuel Lutheran Church
1801 Russell Rd.
Alexandria, VA 22301 

March for Life Convention
8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington D.C.
Rally for Life
12:00 p.m.
National Mall and 7th Street
Washington D.C.

March for Life
1:00 p.m.
Washington D.C. National Mall
See details and route map.

National Pro-life Youth Rally
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Silent No More Awareness Campaign - testimonies
4:00 p.m.
Steps of the Supreme Court, Washington D.C.
Immediately following the March women from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will be giving testimonies of their experiences with abortion. 

March for Life Rose Dinner
6:00 p.m.
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to Deliver Keynote Address
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington D.C. 

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mike Huckabee: Join the Virtual March for Life

By Mike Huckabee

I am joining the Virtual March for Life today on Washington and I hope you will as well.

Last Friday, Americans United for Life launched the first Virtual March for Life to make sure your voice is heard as the real March for Life kicks off this Friday, January 22nd, in Washington, DC.

If you are unable to join fellow Americans in Washington, DC you can still stand and be counted by going to now.

It's very easy to do and will only take seconds. Go to this website, choose the “For Life” avatar for yourself and then we will place “you” in front of the U.S. Capitol building alongside other Americans marching online. The current health care bill with taxpayer funding for abortion is hanging in the balance, help make our voice heard.

Please go to to show your support for life, then forward this email to your friends and family and ask them to stand for life today.

So much is at stake in this moment. Join me today!

Marching for Life,

Mike Huckabee

PS Don't forget to choose the "For Life" avatar!

Monday, January 18, 2010

'This is Now the World's Pro-Life March!'

International Pro-Life Leaders Come to US Capitol to Protest Aggressive US Anti-Life Policies

International Pro-Life leaders from Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Oceania have come to the nation's capitol to stand in solidarity with their American brothers and sisters and protest the radical expansion of anti-life policies under the Obama administration. They will speak at a conference on January 22 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. before joining the hundreds of thousands of other pro-lifers in the March for Life.

"America's March for Life is now the world's March for Life," said Joseph Meaney, Director of International Coordination for Human Life International (HLI). "It has become the world's pro-life protest because of the aggressive promotion of abortion and population control that is now official policy of the United States, thanks to the administration of President Barack Obama."

"This is not only the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which has led to the destruction of almost 50 million American children," said Dr. Ligaya Acosta, HLI Regional Coordinator for Asia and Oceania. "This is now the anniversary of President Obama's allowing Americans' taxpayer funds to be used to promote abortion and other assaults on life in my own country of the Philippines, in Africa, in China... all over the world where 40 million babies are killed every year. It is wrong and we are here to tell him and Congress to stop paying to kill our children!"

Dr. Acosta was referring to President Obama's January 23rd, 2009 reversal of the Mexico City Policy, which had, under the Reagan and both Bush administrations, restricted the use of federal funds to support any organization that promoted or performed abortion abroad. In December, this reversal allowed Congress to pass an omnibus spending bill, signed by President Obama, which included almost $ 700 million for abortion-promoting organizations internationally.

"We are tired of the arrogant American government trying to tell us how many children we should have," said Emil Hagamu, HLI's regional coordinator for English-speaking Africa. "President Obama is of Kenyan descent. How can he do this to his own people?"

"These aggressive policies are undeniably hurting America's stature with the people of the world, even if they help America appeal to the cruel international elites who want to run everything," said Raymond DeSouza, HLI's coordinator for Portuguese-speaking nations. "When international aid is tied to abortion, it's like holding a nation hostage, telling them that children are bad, which translates into hopelessness for the future. This is a terrible violence against the families and children of the developing world."

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hundreds of Thousands March for Life, Pro-Life People Invigorated to Stop Obama

By Steven Ertelt

Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates marched for life today in the nation's capital and they displayed a renewed vigor to stop abortions. it appeared in the excitement in the crowd that the election of Barack Obama had one silver lining, the ability to motivate millions of pro-life advocates to get to work.

Congressman Chris Smith, who has been a pro-life leader on Capitol Hill for years, addressed the pre-march rally.

"Each of you are an integral part of the greatest human rights struggle on the face of the earth – the right to life movement," he said. "A selfless expression of tangible love, compassion and commitment to protecting women and children from the pain and violence of abortion and safeguarding all who are weak, frail, and unwanted."

Smith gave the marchers hope for survival during the next four years.

"Be encouraged – our cause is right, our faith unshakable; our resolve indomitable," he said. "Continue to speak truth to power. Tell the President and lawmakers that abortion methods dismember, chemically poison, or starve to death precious children. Remind them that abortion is child abuse."

"Tell them of the incredibly brave post-abortive women, who speak out, and remind us that there are at least two victims in every abortion – mother and child," Smith added.

"Let this be absolutely clear, pro-lifers will never quit, be discouraged or grow weary," he concluded.

Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, noticed that excitement and energy among the throngs of people.

"These marchers aren't a special interest group seeking recognition for themselves. Rather, they march for the day when unborn children are fully protected under law," he said.

Gary Bauer, the president of American Values, did as well and said the pro-life people there will do everything in their power to legally halt worst of the new administration’s pro-abortion agenda.

"We will oppose efforts to promote abortion. We will oppose attempts to force taxpayers to subsidize abortions. We will be a voice for the voiceless. We will speak up for the most defenseless in our society," he said.

"We will make the case for the sanctity of life in meetings with policy makers in Washington, and in editorials in major publications, and we will always encourage every American to celebrate life," he added.

Marchers came in by busloads from across the country to participate on the day when they mourned about 50 million abortions that have been done since Roe.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Most Pro-Life President In History" Skips March For Life Yet Again

President Bush Attending Meeting of the NAACP

How lucky we pro-lifers are to have a President who "cares" so much about advancing our cause. According to Presidential "faith" flunky Tim Goeglein, "George W. Bush is the most pro-life president in American history."

In an attempt to remind pro-lifers of his strong pro-lifeness, our pro-life President has decided to skip the annual March For Life in Washington D.C. for the seventh year in a row.

According to Robert Novak, our President will phone-in his support to the "participants," a practice established by pro-life champion Ronald Reagan, who could just never find the energy to make the five minute trip to address the marchers due to pressing concerns that helpfully popped up every year on the same exact date.

This President, who was voted for by less than 10 percent of black people in 2004, managed to make it in-person to the annual NAACP conference, yet does not seem able to go beyond a token phone call when it comes to thanking people who actually voted for him.

Perhaps the President would come if we put on hats and medals and said we were from the VFW?

He never seems to refuse an invitation from them, now does he?

I would hardly expect pro-life "convert" Mitt Romney to behave any better if he were somehow elected. Why waste time with those annoying pro-lifers when you could be starting fun wars in the middle east to help out our friends in Israel and the military industrial complex?

In the minds of neo-cons, wars and wasteful spending will always trump abortion on the priority list. The pro-lifers are counted on as useful suckers to help win elections, spurred on by phony promises that politicians like Bush just never seem to get around to addressing. Why should we expect any different from any of the power-hungry opportunists like Mitt Romney who are running to be his heir and won't dare to criticize him about anything?

Mike Huckabee attended the Arkansas March For Life every year when he was governor. When Mitt Romney was still trying to be more pro-abortion than Ted Kennedy, Mike Huckabee was standing up against it, as he has been doing his whole life.

Who would you rather trust?