This year hundreds of thousands came to the March for Life despite a government shutdown and impending snow storm. We asked our pro-life marchers why they came, here’s what they said…
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because women’s rights begin in the womb. because science tells us that life begins at conception. because 1/3 of my friends, my classmates, my generation has been taken. because heartbeats detected must be protected. because every life deserves a lifetime. because size does not determine worth. because i support all women’s rights to be born. because silence is never permission. because level of development and dependency does not define humanity. because we speak for those who never had the chance. that’s #whywemarch. #prolife #marchforlife
Jennifer: In 1968, I was eighteen, unmarried, and pregnant. My friends urged me to have an abortion. I never once thought about doing it. I thank God every day for my son. Turns out that after the birth of my son, I was never able to have children. The only reason my son was born, the doctor said, is that I was young. If I would have had an abortion, I would have missed the most wonderful part of my life: motherhood. He is a wonderful person and has contributed much to the world. He might never have been born, and I would have regretted that decision the rest of my life. We don’t know what the future may bring. Like me, you may only get one chance.
I march for life because my mom believed I was worth the risk of defying the oppressive, Chinese government to give birth to me. She refused abortion, went into hiding for months, and put her own safety on the line to keep me safe in her arms. #WhyWeMarch #MarchForLife pic.twitter.com/zJaYXFpahA
— Lisa Smiley (@LisaSSmiley) January 19, 2019
Andres: I march because, as a veteran of 20 years with the US Navy, and as what real true men do, I defend the weak and the voiceless.
Kathy: I March because I want others to know how grateful I am for the life that I have and how important it is for everyone to be given that same opportunity to be born and have the life that God intended for them. I March for those who can’t because they are not here but should have been. I March to let mothers know that so many of us care deeply and are here to help! Whatever she needs to give her baby life!
— JD Flynn (@jdflynn) January 18, 2019
Laura: We march so that our daughter always knows she had the right to live! Our family video is on YouTube here is the link!
Samuel: The March for Life offers to all the participants to unite as one in the most grand peaceful demonstration to express our determination and longing to see the end of abortion. We are all so motivated, inspired and exhilarated find ourselves in the midst of the immense throng of like-minded people.
Why do you march for life? Share why you march at whywemarch.org and by using #whywemarch.