45th Annual March for Life

Source: EWTN.com

 

Warm weather greets marchers at the 45th annual March for Life

By Christine Rousselle

They came from across the country and the globe to Washington, DC. for one purpose: to stand in solidarity with unborn children.

With a quite a few groups donned in matching hats and scarves – quickly rendered unnecessary due to the unseasonably warm January day – and clutching some innovative signs, the 45th annual March for Life went off without a hitch Jan. 19.

While the rally made history as President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address the march via livestream video, the individual marchers to whom EWTN News spoke over the course of the day were more concerned with the need to protect the unborn and to promote the dignity of life.

And they were big fans of the nice weather, of course.

The crowd was overwhelmingly young, and large groups from all over the country were spotted on the National Mall. A group of around 400 from Baton Rouge, La., made an impressive entrance, and the wave of white hats continued as far as the eye could see.

The University of Mary had a three-bus contingent of about 150 students, faculty, and staff, who made the 30-hour car ride to Washington, D.C from Bismarck. The prospect of a long bus ride didn’t sway UMary junior Mary Kampa, who was returning to DC for her second March for Life in a row.

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The Latest In Pro-Life News: Issue 3

Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court prompts pro-life hopes

The retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has led pro-life advocates to voice hope that his successor could help overturn Roe v. Wade in coming years.

Kennedy submitted his formal resignation on Wednesday, in a letter to President Donald Trump.

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Supreme Court sides with pro-life pregnancy centers in California abortion case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post information on programs to obtain and free or low-cost abortion.

The 5-4 ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) v. Becerra sent the case back to a lower court to be reconsidered, in light of the Supreme Court’s finding that “We hold that petitioners are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that the FACT Act violates the First Amendment.”

Lower courts had rejected a petition to temporarily block the California law while it was being legally challenged. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the case against the law was unlikely to succeed on its merits.

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 16-year-old boy with cancer uses his Make a Wish to ask for an end to abortion

When you’re 16 years old and living with and dying from cancer, no one would expect you to use the wish granted to you by the Make a Wish Foundation in a completely selfless way. But that’s just what Jeremiah Thomas did. In March, the all-star, state champion athlete was diagnosed with osteoblastic osteosarcoma, a bone cancer that is resistant to radiation therapy and has a survival rate of just 10 percent. With a tumor dangerously close to his heart and two on his spine, his doctors told his parents that it was too late. He was paralyzed from the waist down from the tumor on his spine but it didn’t hold him back.

“I can still preach from a wheelchair,” he said.

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California teacher under investigation for showing Live Action abortion videos

A middle school teacher in Sacramento, California, is under investigation by the Sacramento City Unified School District after showing videos about the reality of abortion. The Sacramento Bee reports that parents complained after their children watched the video series at AbortionProcedures.com, in which former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino describes the most commonly used abortion procedures during each trimester of pregnancy.

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Email from CareNet.org

Good morning, Ed!

One year ago, I was busy putting the final touches on Care Net’s brand new resource, Pro-Life 101. This first-ever, free online course helps pro-life people learn the history of abortion and how they can reach those facing difficult pregnancy decisions with the compassion, hope, and help of Jesus.

The response has been fantastic!

Ed, since the course launched on July 1, 2017 more than 18,000 people have enrolled and are learning to transform their pro-life passion into life-saving action! Isn’t that incredible?

Each weekly session takes about fifteen minutes, and the entire self-led course is only 6-weeks long.  Each student learns the facts about abortion and the abortion industry and how to confidently and lovingly stand for the unborn whose lives hang in the balance.

Imagine how many babies this training could help you save.

Every day, the abortion industry continues to fill the minds of Americans with lies about its grisly, destructive work. There is a critical need for reliable information about the abortion epidemic and its far-reaching consequences so that we, as pro-life supporters, can stand up for the most vulnerable among us. This year, close to a million babies are expected to lose their lives in abortion if we don’t act.

But how can we take action if we aren’t equipped?

That’s why I wanted to make sure that you have an opportunity to experience Pro-Life 101. Your passion to see unborn lives saved from abortion is clear, Ed, and I know that you would benefit from this course.

You can sign up today for free here: https://resources.care-net.org/pro-life-101/

I hope to see you complete the course! Together, we can save these babies and introduce their parents to the marvelous love of Jesus Christ.

 

In Christ,

Ardee

Ardee Coolidge
Manager, Marketing and Communication
Care Net

The Latest in Pro-Life News

In a new feature at EdBoston.com we will be taking a weekly look at the latest in Pro-Life news, and soon to follow – a weekly podcast featuring commentary from our own Amy Boston. More details on the weekly podcast to come soon, but for now – take a look at these stories snippets and the full stories are at links provided. 

Repealing Ireland’s pro-life amendment could have dire consequences, bishop warns

Ireland’s upcoming vote on whether to legalize abortion is “a vital issue of life or death” that threatens to change the country forever, Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe told his diocese.

“I, along with many others find it almost beyond belief and profoundly sad that we are being asked to abolish the basic right to life of the unborn child from our constitution, a most fundamental and basic right,” he said.

Trump Will Be Keynote Speaker at Major Pro-life Group’s Event

President Donald Trump will be the keynote speaker at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Campaign for Life Gala on May 22. Trump will talk about his administration’s pro-life efforts at the event, which will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

“President Trump has diligently and successfully gone about fulfilling his promises to the pro-life voters who worked so hard to elect him, and it has been a privilege to stand with him to defend the innocent unborn,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser.

YouTube suspends abortion pill reversal videos, silencing women who chose life

YouTube suspended the Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) account for “repeated or severe violations of [the] Community Guidelines.” Four videos were posted to the account. The “offending” videos included one webinar explaining APR in scientific and medical terms. The remaining three told the stories of women who chose life for their babies using the APR protocol.

High school apologizes for ‘life has a purpose’ presentation after approving it

 Ryan Bomberger posted an update to this situation on his Facebook page:

After receiving a Cease and Desist letter from our attorney, the Vicksburg Community Schools District responded with a draft apology within 24 hours to the charges of defamation made in regard to The Radiance Foundation‘s life-affirming assembly at Vicksburg High School on May 1, 2018. We’ve received tremendous positive feedback from students, parents and teachers about the ‘Life Has Purpose’ multimedia presentation.

Judge overturns law legalizing assisted suicide in California

In 2015, California officially legalized assisted suicide. Despite intense opposition from both religious and disability rights groups, as well as doctors, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law, claiming he considered what he would want, saying, “In the end, I was left to reflect on what I would want in the face of my own death.” But now, almost two years after it took effect, a Riverside judge has overturned the law.