Report from the March for Life

IMG_0009Guest blogger Peter Partridge, of Haverstraw, who traveled to the March for Life in the face of the impending blizzard, makes his report.

March for Life took place Jan. 22, 2016. The date memorializes the day when Supreme Court justices stripped the unborn of historical protection in the womb and violated the most basic tenant of our civilization.

“Snowmageddon, the storm that dumped two and a half feet of snow on Washington D.C. and New York, would not stop the thousands that came. What is a snowstorm in comparison to an erroneous decision that is responsible for the death of 58,662,945 and counting? Tremendous numbers of young people were present.

March for Life President Jeanne Mancini announced the theme of the 2016 March: “IT IS PRO-WOMAN TO BE PRO-LIFE.” 

Rally speaker Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), war veteran and the first woman combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate, had choice words for President Obama and Hillary Clinton. The President and Democrats seem to think there is a war on women going on.  If they don’t know what a war is I can show them!  It is not being waged on women in the United States.”

Marguerite Duane, MD, family physician at Georgetown University said that if anyone is waging a war on women it is those who support abortion and call it a woman’s right.  Her research shows that women are targeted in the womb for destruction by sex selection. Unborn babies are being aborted simply because they are female.

The key note speaker was Matt Birk, a football player who won the Super Bowl in 2013 with the Baltimore Ravens.  Following the Super Bowl, Matt chose not to attend the White House celebration dinner because of President Obama’s support for Planned Parenthood with taxpayer dollars.  In his spontaneous speech he said, “I’m a football player, so I like to keep things really simple. We need to treasure life, not end it.” He went on to say that lots of work needs to be done recognizing the great sacrifice that many women make allowing their children to be adopted.  Society actually sends the opposite message to these mothers; however, their love is great when they allow someone to adopt a child who would be better off in a loving family.

Silent No More men and women gave testimony concerning their mistakes in the past that caused suffering and death. The consensus was they were fooled and mislead and the result of abortion is a devaluing of our humanity and this hurts.

After the March ended, Peter walked to the Senate Office Building to deliver to prolife Sen. Ted Cruz  (R-Texas) a message about “New York values” — how about braving a historic snowstorm to support life!!