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American thinker – March for Life 2015: Love and Wrath Both Burning

The Inquisitr – March For Life 2015: Thousands Gather In Washington D.C. To Support…

Daily CallerRepublican Betrayal Haunts DC March For Life

FOX NewsMarch for Life 2015: Forty two years after Roe v. Wade, we still march on

FOX NewsPro-life demonstrators crowd National Mall in annual March for Life

The BlazeProtesters Arrested at the March for Life

NBC4 NewsThousands Protest Abortion in Annual “March for Life” in D.C.

WJLA – Thousands protest abortion in annual March for Life on National Mall

The BlazeWatch Live: Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

USA Today – ‘Roe v. Wade’ turns 42; thousands march in opposition

National Catholic Register#WhyWeMarch: Scenes from 2015’s National March for Life

Catholic News Agency – March for Life 2015 unites ‘pro-life generation’

The GuardianThousands gather in ‘March for Life’ as activists seek to halt abortion ‘through …

Breitbart NewsMarch for Life Expects 500000

WTOPThousands march in DC for March for Life anniversary

U-T San DiegoDemonstrators crowd National Mall in annual March for Life

Baltimore SunRoe v. Wade anniversary brings both sides out to Washington

The Washington TimesCHRISTY STUTZMAN: The pro-life generation

The Blaze‘I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It in My Entire Life’: See Photos of the Massive …

The Examiner – March for Life 2015

The Washington PostAbortion opponents rally on Mall, optimistic that nation’s views are aligning with …

LifeNews Hundreds of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life: Mourn 57 Million Abortions

UPI – 2015 March for Life in Washington

Vatican RadioMarch for Life 2015 in Washington, DC

PatheosI’d Rather Be at March for Life

Catholic News AgenyCardinal: No pro-life victory without reaching the marginalized

Catholic Herald OnlineCardinal urges pro-life movement to be ‘a field hospital, not Judge Judy’

Crux‘We shall overcome’ in fight against abortion, says Cardinal O’Malley


NewsBusters New March for Life Video Celebrates Defenders of the Unborn

Washington Times – Pope Francis shoutout to March for Life: ‘Every Life is a Gift’

Townhall – Pope Francis Once Again Tweets Support for the March for Life

LifeNews – Pope Francis Tweets Support for March for Life as America Mourns

Breitbart News – Pope Francis: Baby in Mother’s Womb Is ‘First Experience of Communication’

National Catholic RegisterPope Encourages U.S. March for Life Via Tweet

CatholicPhilly – Pope signs decrees in sainthood causes, including for US-born priest

The Olympian 2015 March for Life rally draws thousands to the Capitol campus

The News TribuneThousands converge on state Capitol for annual anti-abortion rally

Breitbart NewsRenee Ellmers Leads GOP’s Cave on Abortion on Eve of March for Life

Breitbart News – Exclusive: Pro-Life Leaders Call for Ellmers’ Ouster

Washington Post – Who had the worst week in Washington? Rep. Renee Ellmers (RN.C.).


Huffington Post – Millennials Descend On Lawmaker’s Office To Complain About Abortion Bill, Get …

Think Progress Meet The GOP Congresswoman Who’s Tearing Her Party Apart Over Abortion

Bloomberg The Congressional Anti-Abortion Sit-In That Didn’t Happen

Daily Signal At Last Second, House GOP Leaders Ditch Effort to Pass Bill Limiting Abortion

­ – South Alabama youth at March for Life: What they said

Breitbart News – March for Life Expects 500000

The Cardinal Newman SocietyNotre Dame Students Attend 2015 March for Life

The Cardinal Newman Society – Thousands of Students from Faithful Catholic Colleges to Attend2015 March for …

The Chicago Tribune – Montini Catholic Students To Attend March for Life in Washington D.C.

THV – March for Life event marks 42nd anniversary for Roe v. Wade

VVNG – Victorville March for Life 2015 Pro-Life March

WANE – Remembering Roe v. Wade 42 years later

Patriot Post­ – Show the World That Americans ‘Choose Life’

Savannah Morning – Star Parker: Marching for life on Thursday

Topeka Capital Journal – Star Parker: Americans choose life

WKBN – Youngstown Catholic Churches remember Roe V. Wade with prayer – ROE V. WADE – 2015 March for Life in Washington


Hillsdale Collegian – Students for life march on DC


Chicago Sun-Times – Archbishop Cupich joins hundreds at March for Life rally


Catholic Herald Online – March for Life set for Washington return


Mother Jones – The Group Behind America’s Biggest Anti-Abortion March Now Says 


CNN – House passes abortion measure


WHAS 11 – House passes bill to prohibit federal funding for abortion


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Local feminist group joins March for Life


Gospel Herald – ’19 Kids and Counting’s Josh Duggar Speaks at March for Life: ‘We Must Defend … – The Duggar family meets up with the Bates at the March for Life rally


Lifesite – Bikers for Life rev up the March for Life


Washington Times – March for Life reflects abortion awareness among young gen


Family Research Council – Architecture, Values and the March for Life


The Federalist – Why The March For Life Matters To Me—And Should To EveRY ONe


Nwitimes – Illiana contingent heads to D.C. for March for Life


FOX10 – Hundreds from southern Alabama take part in March for Life


Washington Post – Thousands ‘March for Life‘ in DC


Fond Du Lac Reporter –  Wisconsin students ‘March for Life


Toledo Blade – Protesters from area March for Life


Daily Caller – DC March For Life: The Beat Goes On


Altanta Daily World – 10th Annual March for Life Chicago Draws Record Breaking Numbers


KFor – Thousands attend March for Life on anniversary of Roe v. Wade


Indianapolis – 2 Indiana congresswomen help block GOP’s anti-abortion bill


National Journal – Antiabortion Activists March on Washington After GOP Ditche


KSHB – Group of Kansas City Catholics returns from March for Life i


CBS Local – Annual March for Life Draws Crowds in Washington


Washington Post – Republicans pulled a classic bait-and-switch with abortion bill


The college Fix – Pro-life generation: Young people flood annual March for Life


Aleteia – March for Life Expands


Daily Beast – Pro-Lifers Lost in Purgatory


Washington Post – House Republicans pass watered-down antiabortion bill


USA Today – The ultrasound generation: Column


National Right to Life News – Sen. Scott, Rep. McMorris-Rodgers lead congressional deleates


Slate Magazine – Sen. Scott, Rep. McMorris-Rodgers lead congressional deleg


USA Today – Twin terrors – Abortion, gunfire: Column


Politico – Rape controversies return to haunt GOP


National Monitor – Protesters filled National Mall in annual March for Life


CBS News – On Roe vs. Wade anniversary, House passes abortion fundinG


Washington Post Annual March for Life draws crowds in DC


Every Life is a Gift: Shockwaves Initiative


Guest blog post by Georgette Forney & Janet Morana

When Robin Williams committed suicide last fall, the United States experienced a collective sense of grief that generated thousands of comments on social media outlets for an extensive period of time.

Why were people so strongly impacted by William’s death?

When death touches us personally, its impact is felt much deeper and it leaves a permanent hole where our love for that person resided. Even though the vast majority of people grieving for Robin Williams did not personally know him, we connected with his characters like Mrs. Doubtfire or Mork from Ork!  He was like family, and he brought us joy.

Over the last six years, the Silent No More Awareness Campaign has seen a similar phenomenon happening with families who have been impact by the death of an unborn child.

March For Life 2014This year the Silent No More Awareness Campaign is launching the Healing the Shockwaves of Abortion to help those who are grieving this type of loss.  This year long initiative has a special focus each month on a target population impacted by abortion such as grandparents, siblings, and immediate and extended  family members, abortion providers and a special emphasis in February and October on minority communities who are especially devastated by abortion loss.  We hope to raise awareness, heal and restore the connection they are missing for their family member lost to abortion.  Though our zip code based healing website  all touched by abortion can find healing resources and the forgiveness and peace that grieving and memorializing the aborted child can bring to a family.

The typical pattern after the procedure is that abortions are kept a secret. Whether it was the mother’s, father’s or the couples decision, the experience is kept hidden with hopes that the pain and grief will go away by denying it light. But secrets tend to gnaw at the heart and lead to painful ways to express the hurt, such as anger, depression, eating disorders, and addictions to numb the hurt. This secret pain of the abortion Shockwaves sometimes even destroys marriage and family relationships.

Testimonies of those who have had abortions describe how abortion creates a sense of isolation, feeling like they are the only one hurting, while healing can restore connection and a sense of unity amongst family members.  As people in a family heal from an abortion loss, relationships and love can once again flourish.

M4L_Generic_Meme10Every life is a gift but when a life is denied…everyone is denied the joy of knowing and interacting with that person. Look around your family. What would life be like without one of your grandchildren or siblings or nieces or nephews? Or is someone already missing in your family and painful secrets are keeping walls erected between you?

This year as the March ends at the Supreme Court we will have an historic launching of our Shockwaves Initiative with a special gathering reflecting the various target groups for our year long project.  For the first time, joining the mothers, fathers, siblings, grandparents and friends holding signs and sharing testimonies of their abortion loss at the steps of the Supreme Court, we will have a former abortionist, Anthony Levatino sharing his testimony and standing with all those impacted by the Shockwaves of abortion.  Join us for this historic gathering after the March for Life.

This is why we march – we want people to realize abortion scatters hearts but healing gathers them back together.

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KIDS: Keep Infants with Down Syndrome


Guest blog post by Leticia Velasquez, Co-founder of KIDS (Keep Infants with Down Syndrome) and author of “A Special Mother is Born.”

Dating sites are very popular these days. You fill out a profile and find your ideal mate for life. Naturally, most profiles are a bit flattering, “energetic, attractive man who loves candlelit dinners and walks on the beach. . . .” Imagine a profile with no photo and the following description: I have mental delays and physical challenges including; heart defects, low muscle tone, hearing loss, visual impairment, spinal instability, increased tendency towards obesity and leukemia, shorter lifespan and limited prospects for happiness.

DSC_8672Most people would avoid this poor individual like the plague. Yet that is precisely the description given to women expecting a baby with Down syndrome. Nothing positive, only a laundry list of possible defects. The perfect baby she has been dreaming of has been reduced to a nightmare of neediness. No wonder from 75 to 92% of pregnant women receiving a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome chose to abort their baby. In one fourth of doctors’ offices, it is the doctor who holds up this list as an attorney citing evidence stating “This life is not worth living.”

The mother of the unborn baby with Down syndrome is often under relentless pressure from her spouse, relatives and even her own conscience as it is suggested “Think of your other children, what would having a baby like that do to them?” Who is speaking for the silent child at this point? As prenatal screening is performed earlier than ever, before the mother has developed a relationship with the baby in the womb, she has no idea how to counter the onslaught of bad news and, too often, has little knowledge of the positive aspects of raising a child with Down syndrome.

KIDS in 2009 March fo rLifeThat’s where advocacy groups are filling the gap. From diagnosis to adulthood, those who are blessed to know people with Down syndrome are flooding the media with joyful images of fulfilling lives lived with an extra chromosome. My group, KIDS Keep Infants with Down Syndrome, has marched in the March for Life since 2009 to call attention to the joy of life with someone with Down syndrome. When we started, we were considered a novelty, but now I am happy to say, perceptions of Down syndrome are changing.  Target, and Nordstrom’s feature ads with models with Down syndrome and a Spanish bathing suit designer chose an adorable baby with Down syndrome as her model. Award winning films like “Produce” about a man with Down syndrome whose work has become an inspiration, are available on the Internet. A TV reality show based on Tim’s Place, an Albuquerque restaurant where hugs are on the menu is coming next season.

Science is contributing to the wave of positive news about Down syndrome with six promising clinical trials of medicine to help ameliorate cognitive delays and suggestions on how the diagnosis of Down syndrome can be made in a more patient friendly manner. After all, there are two patients involved! A 2011 survey of families who include someone with Down syndrome by Dr. Brian Skotko provides insight into day to day life; ninety-nine percent of parents were happy with their child with Down syndrome and those with Down syndrome reported an equal amount of happiness with their lives. Ninety seven percent of siblings reported that they had become better people thanks to their sibling with Down syndrome.

n1213717587_30044789_5508I know this to be true as our entire family has become more compassionate, more giving, and more able to stop and smell the roses since our youngest daughter Christina was born with Down syndrome in 2002. Now we just want to help the world to see as my friend Eileen Haupt, the co-founder of KIDS says,” Doctors can tell you about the challenges which come with a child with Down syndrome but they can’t tell you about the love they bring.”



Marching for Life Across America


The National March for Life in Washington, D.C. is just a few days away!  However, Americans are marching for life across the country this weekend to show their support for the cause of life!  Check out these stories and YOUR social media posts.  Let’s continue sharing with the world WHY we march using #WhyWeMarch.

Pro-Life Leaders to Address March for Life



January 16, 2015

CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Speakers to Share Experience with Global Pro-Life Movement

Washington, D.C.—The March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced today the lineup of speakers for the March for Life’s Annual Gathering on the National Mall on January 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM ET.  They will have the opportunity to share their touching stories and experiences with the global pro-life movement.

“We welcome these remarkable speakers to join our cause to help advocate for the protection of every life, and they strongly believe that every life is a gift,” said Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Their moving experience and testimonies will give us all the more reason to gather in solidarity to advocate for every life.”

  • Rev. Joseph Kurtz, President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, M.D.
  • Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  • Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-IL)
  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Kathleen Wilson of Mary’s Shelter
  • Julia Johnson, Senior at Shanley High School
  • Nancy Kreuzer, Silent No More
  • Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life
  • Rev. Sammy Rodriguez, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.

Senator Tim Scott & House GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris-Rodgers to Lead Congressional Delegation in March for Life

January 13, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes
Shirley & Banister Public Affairs

Members will Honor Every Life as a Gift in Annual Pro-Life Event

Washington, D.C.—The March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced today that House GOP Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Senator Tim Scott (R-SC), Representative Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) will lead the congressional delegation as featured speakers at the March for Life on January 22, 2014 during the annual pro-life event.  They will have the opportunity to share their touching stories and experiences with the global pro-life movement.

“These remarkable congressional leaders are joining our cause to help advocate for the protection of the unborn, and they strongly believe that every life is a gift,” said Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Their commitment to this cause is crucial in passing laws to protect lives in this country.”

On the exact day of the march, the house is set to vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, or HR 36, first introduced by Representative Trent Franks and Representative Marsha Blackburn, which will put an end to abortion after 20 weeks, or five months, based on the child’s ability to feel pain.

“This vote will give us even more reason to rally on the National Mall with the hundreds of thousands and subsequently march to the Supreme Court in celebration of life. We’re hopeful that this is a sign of more pro-life legislation in the future.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, is available for interviews. For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.

Brothers are a Gift: Andrew and Joseph


Guest Blog post by Kim Dupliantier.  Kim & Allan Dupliantier live in Stafford, VA.  Their sons, Andrew (9) & Joseph (2), are just two of their nine children. Brothers Andrew and Joseph both have Down Syndrome.

Andrew and Joseph have enriched our lives in countless ways. These special boys bring so much love and joy to our family. Their smiles light up a room. We have all learned to be patient as we have watched them persevere to reach developmental milestones that I took for granted with my other children-sitting, crawling, eating, walking, talking. We celebrate with them and feel their pride. They have taught my other children to be kind, charitable and compassionate as they are quick to help Andrew and Joseph with their needs. This has extended beyond our home, as two of my daughters have volunteered with therapeutic horseback riding for other children with special needs. One of my daughters is preparing to become a nurse, and has expressed interest in working with people with special needs. Another daughter would also like to pursue some field of therapy. I believe this desire has come from having Andrew and Joseph in our family.


Photo Credit: Tiffany Michelle Photography, LLC

The most important way that brothers Andrew and Joseph have enriched our lives is by showing us the power of prayer and that miracles do happen. Both Andrew and Joseph were born with many medical issues. Andrew was born with a heart defect and duodenal atresia and has had numerous surgeries and complications. God has blessed us with wonderful doctors and nurses and we have witnessed firsthand His healing power. When Joseph was born ten weeks early, he weighed only 2 pounds and was 14 inches long. He was truly a miracle baby, as the doctors told us if they had waited even an hour longer to deliver him, he would have been stillbirth. As he struggled in the NICU, so many were praying and we watched as the prayers were answered. When Joseph came home from the hospital, we noticed that he was not responsive as Andrew and my other children had been as a baby. He made no eye contact, did not respond to any sounds and could not even hold up his head or grasp a finger. We brought him to many specialists, who tried to rule out blindness and hearing loss. Eventually, Joseph began having seizures and was diagnosed with West Syndrome, a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy. He was having more than a hundred seizures a day. We were devastated. I have never prayed so hard in my life. We watched as God performed another miracle and his seizures are finally under control. He is sitting up and starting to crawl and say words and eat solid food-things I feared we would never see. Joseph smiled for the first time at 13 months old and has not stopped since! He is truly a miracle and we are so blessed!

“Our boys have forever changed our lives for the better and we are so blessed and grateful.”


Photo Credit: Tiffany Michelle Photography, LLC

Our prayer is that people would not be scared by a prenatal diagnosis of trisomy 21 or any other chromosomal abnormalities. These special children are truly gifts to be enjoyed and nurtured like all other children. Even with their unique challenges, they are children that need to be loved and want to give love to others. Our boys enjoy life to the fullest, especially the simple things. They like to do all the same things that other children do. They have taught us to live in the present moment. But, most importantly, they have taught our family that a person’s worth is not measured by how healthy they are or how perfect they look or how smart or talented they are. A person’s worth comes from the fact that they are created in the image and likeness of God, with unique gifts and a special purpose. Our boys have forever changed our lives for the better and we are so blessed and grateful.

Doctors Recommended I Be Aborted: Look At Me Now!


Guest blog post by Brittany Hebert.

My name is Brittany Hebert. I attended the March for Life in 2010 with my graduating class from St. Edmund High School in Eunice, Louisiana. It was an amazing, eye-opening experience for everyone. Because I attended a Catholic School, and I am Catholic, I have always been taught that life begins at conception; to end that life is murder. I strongly believe this with every fiber of my being.

Brittany HebertThe March for Life holds a very dear spot in my heart because of my abortion story. When my mom was pregnant for me, she went in for her normal checkup. Everything was fine until they did her ultrasound. She was 26 weeks pregnant. The doctor spotted a mass on my brain. The doctor immediately told my parents that they should have an abortion because there was no way I would ever live a normal life. My parents objected instantly, but because they were concerned, they decided to travel to Tulane Hospital in New Orleans to do an amniocentesis to know what to expect when I was born. A few weeks later my mom received a call from Tulane. The doctor explained that I was going to be Down Syndrome, if I survived long enough to be born. The mass on my brain had also grown, and was traveling down my spine. The doctor recommended an abortion again. My parents didn’t want to hear it. I was born October 24, 1991, 1 1/2 months premature. I stayed in the NICU for 2 months. There was no mass on my brain, and no abnormalities at all.

I am a healthy, happy, 23 year old. I am engaged to the most wonderful man I have ever known. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education, and I am about to graduate in Elementary Education. I am blessed beyond measure.

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Liberty Law Students: Leading the March for Life


Guest blog post by Sean Maquire, President of Liberty Law Students for Life and Mia Yugo, Vice President of Law Students for Life

On January 22, 1973, the highest court in the land held that abortion was a woman’s “right.” Thus far, over fifty-five million children have been legally aborted as a result of that fateful decision forty-one years ago. Fifty-five million voices silenced before ever uttering a sound.

Liberty Law StudentsLiberty University School of Law Students for Life stands for the right to life and defends all life, not just the lives of the young, the strong, and the able-bodied. We firmly believe that all human life is valuable and deserves to be protected. Every life is a gift and must be respected.

Today, those who receive a poor prenatal diagnosis are more-likely-than-not to be legally aborted. This country allows the abortion of any child with a “fetal abnormality.” Although the law protects people with abnormalities after they are born, it fails to do so prior to birth. Law Students for Life is honored to lead the March for Life this January in support of the principle that the law must protect all people – including those who have not yet been born.

The decisions that steered this nation away from the culture of life were rendered long before we were born. Yet, the consequences of abortion continue to impact every generation. There are empty places in our hearts for siblings, friends, cousins, nephews, and nieces who were never born. We see the pain on a woman’s face – the remorse in her eyes – when she remembers the child she never met because she chose to end an innocent life. We cry with men whose girlfriends abort their child while they stand powerless to prevent it. That is the state of our laws.

We are not silent as this pain and destruction of humanity continues. We stand to tell all three branches of our government that the People, the sovereign of this land, oppose the slaughter of innocent life. We march to declare that this evil must be stopped, that all life must be respected at every stage of development, and that this nation must return to its founding principles of life and liberty.

It is a great honor to be able to lead the 42nd Annual March for Life this January. We look forward to being a part of the great awakening of the 21st century. To that end, we will lend our voices to those in the legal community declaring that these decisions must be overturned.

Throughout the year, we have been busy making preparations to lead the March. We have raised money by hosting spaghetti and teriyaki lunches in order to charter a bus to the March. We have been praying for a burning passion in our hearts to see abortion end. We have been preparing as legal students, so that we can employ our skills to help bring about this change in the law. Our excitement is building as we prepare to drive up to Washington, D.C. to join the March for Life.

Life is not a choice. It is a right. Abortion is not a mere procedure. It is the destruction of innocent human life and the first step towards the abyss. As all histories have shown, the flame of every society that thinks otherwise is inevitably extinguished.  We are a new generation of attorneys ready to call things by their real names, not by euphemisms created to cloud the truth and advance political agendas. If you support life, march with us in January.


2 Week Countdown To March for Life 2015


In 2 weeks, we will be marching in Washington, D.C. to speak out against the greatest human rights violation of our time – abortion.  Will you be there with us?

movement map 1_7_15Be sure to add your name to the March for Life Movement Map and share with the world that you will be a voice for the voiceless on January 22.  And add your #WhyWeMarch message on social media so that the culture knows WHY we are marching.

We will see you at the March for Life in a few weeks!