The March For Life
A Picture Story - 2021
Opposing the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion on January 22, 1973.
Picture Story All Years
The day for the annual March For Life in Washington, DC dawned both cold and cloudy. Cold because it was this exact day in the winter of 1973 that the United States Supreme Court announced its Roe v Wade decision but did not examine the scientific evidence that the yet unborn child carried by its mother was a human. The decision led to the legalization of abortion in all 59 states. The clouds which covered most of the blue sky that morning could portray the resulting confusion as the total of infant abortions has now risen to more than 64 million in the United States. But the blue sky which did appear later announced that while some of our country's leaders seem to support the view that the expectant mother has the right to use taxpayer money to end the life of the yet unborn child in her womb, the true dignity and value of each human life will be recognized.
The number of marching participants expected to attend was greatly reduced this year because the COVID travel restrictions and the need to maintain a necessary distance between participants. However, many participated the March virtually to share their commitment to the Life Principles identified so clearly presented by Jeanne Mancini, president of March For Life.
She explained how the 2021 March Theme Together Strong: Life Unites" encourages both those invited pro-life leaders and the many thousands who followed the March virtually to lead all pro-life Americans to contribute in their own unique ways and unite in working to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected. She said, "The right to life is a human right. Our defense of that right is a joyful witness to the beauty and dignity of every human person. Each of us has a critical and irreplaceable role to play in building a culture of life." She quoted the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, "'You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.'" She concluded by saying, "But this is not just a gathering to protest. . . we gather together to celebrate life. We celebrate each and every life, from the moment of conception. We envision a world where every life is celebrated, valued, and protected."
A hospital sonogram image of a human child in its mother's womb soon to be born.
The March For Life