MARCH for LIFE 2013 — The Rally

The March for Life Rally, is where it all begins. Here before a stage erected near 7th Street in the National Mall, the crowd gathers at noon to hear the words of the leaders of the right to life movement.

From the worlds of politics, religion, medicine, and social action, they bring their passionate message to inspire us and to encourage us never to give up the fight for LIFE. The excitement builds.

In this part of our March for Life coverage, you’ll see the marchers of the Sacred Heart bus at the Rally. The quotes under the photos are from the speakers.

DSC09750Defending life, of course, is about much more than voting the right way or saying the right things. It’s about promoting a culture of life. It’s about understanding that abortion is a defining human rights issue of our time. — Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio)

DSC09767We indeed, Mr. President, must care for the vulnerable—but that also includes unborn children and their mothers. No one gets left out or left behind. All people are created equal. — Rep. Chris Smith, (R-NJ) Chairman of Congressional Prolife Caucus

DSC09751Life should not be  a partisan issue.  With hard work and With God’s grace we’ll move our country away from the Culture of death to embrace the right to life for all. — Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill) Co-Chairman, Congressional Prolife Caucus

DSC09773We must preach a gospel so full of compassion, so full of justice that it cannot be resisted. — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky)

DSC09771We have been told the lie that abortion is about choice. But in reality, abortion is a false choice . . . a choice to take what is not ours to take — the life of another person — is not a choice at all; it is a mistake.  Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn).

DSC09757This movement is not a bunch of moralizers preaching from the mountain tops . . . You are those who stand for love in a world of death. One day we will be here in triumph because love and truth always triumph — Sen. Rick Santorem

More photos by John Ferrao.
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