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January 23, 2016

Choose Life [Y-not]

Sadly, this year's March for Life was lost in the flurry (SWIDT?) of news about Snowmageddon and the National Review's anti-Trump issue. Despite the weather, tens of thousands are said to have traveled to DC for the march.

A bit about its history, here:

On January 22, 1974 thousands of pro-lifers participated in the first March for Life to stand up for the unborn. An inspiring rally was held as Members of Congress announced pro-life legislation and expressed their support for the pro-life cause. The program concluded with a "Circle of Life" march around the Capitol, followed by participants lobbying their Members of Congress.

Soon after that first March in 1974, it became apparent that congressional protection for the unborn was not on the horizon. Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Nellie decided that the March for Life, rather than the originally anticipated one-time event, would instead be held every year until Roe v. Wade was overturned. That year, the March for Life became incorporated as an action-oriented non-profit organization, and the "Life Principles" were developed as the underlying guideline of the organization.


The red rose, which is a Christian symbol in some sects, is also the symbol for the March for Life:

In the early days of the March for Life, and up until security requirements on Capitol Hill stopped the effort, young marchers would personally deliver red roses to legislators in their Hill offices. The roses symbolized the lives of the unborn and were also meant to encourage Members to support policies that protected and built a culture of life.

There is a lot to a red rose; red is a symbol of mourning. We are saddened and always remember the 55 million unique American lives that have been lost to abortion in the past 41 years. Yet a red rose is also a sign of life and love! Our new logo revamps the red rose that has been the symbol of the March for Life for these past 41 years. We believe it conveys life, love, and hope.

I participated in one of the early Marches (I think it might have been in '75 or '76). It was a great experience.

It's reassuring to see that there are still so many committed pro-lifers out there.

Choose life.

Open thread.

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