In a 30 second "news" bite, reporters manage to make their horribly inaccurate visual calculations sound legitimate (because no one really cares anyway, right?), reporting the pro-life numbers to be in the thousands, but despite their fact-checking failures (what they need is a reality check), truth always manages to surface above the bias that the numbers are not in the thousands, but hundreds of thousands. During my college years of participation, the estimated number was somewhere around 650,000 (!!!!) and I can only imagine that it has grown since then.
Benedictine college students from Atchison, KS, who are leading the march this year in memory of the 50 million babies who have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade became law in 1973, and for every single baby who waits in the womb of his mother to be welcomed into the world.
I am inspired by these students, who think nothing of weathering hours in the cold after a 25 hour non-stop bus trip. Amazing. I remember that bus trip well! Long, uncomfortable, exhausting, and unforgettably wonderful at the same time. I made life-long friends along the road between Kansas and D.C., and, like so many others, those friendships were forged in one united flame - the flame of the fire for life. Steve and I stayed up last night and discussed the possibility of taking our family next year, something we've always dreamed of doing....I think the time is near!
I hope that you will join me today in praying for them, in praying for the the people of our nation and our government leaders. In the end, it doesn't really matter if the law favors abortion, what matters is that women feel free in truth to make the decision, uninfluenced by the law, to say yes to life. What matters is that we establish a law in this land that is far above the written law, and that is the law of love. A love that that WE as Americans live, a love that supports all pregnant women with compassion, prayers, encouragement, financial assistance, authentic friendship and an unwavering dedication to help them see their decision for life through.
Want to see how the pro-life movement has been working in the defense of life over the past 40 years, and how they are growing in number and strength?? Leave it to the great people of Texas (man, I love 'em!) to show us:
"I have come that they might have LIFE and have it to the full."
- John 10:10