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  • ‘You cannot be consistently pro-life without being pro-marriage’: Archbishop at Walk for Life Mass

    01/28/2014 3:28:35 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 1-27-14 | Dustin Siggins
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA, January 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At a Mass held just hours before the 10th annual West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone praised young pro-life activists, but asked them to “look around and notice those who are your elders here in this church.” “They are the first generation of pro-lifers,” said Cordileone. “It is no understatement to say to you, my beloved young people, that you are here because of them.” Standing in front of at least 3,500 pro-life activists at St. Mary's Cathedral, the Archbishop compared today's pro-life efforts to those of 40...
  • All You Need is Love

    01/28/2014 10:03:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    Their rally signs were pink. That was the first indication of their bold tactics. Typically, pink is the color reserved for Planned Parenthood. Then there is the ubiquitous pink of Komen, the breast-cancer advocacy group that seems to operate in the shadow of Planned Parenthood and the shrill politics of the sexual-empowerment agenda. A group of women, about 10 of them, stood on the Washington Mall on a frigid, snowy day, with the Capitol in the background. They were waiting backstage, just before the March for Life opening rally was set to begin. It was 41 years to the...
  • Notre Dame professor: Hey, maybe the Pope should rethink abortion

    01/26/2014 4:12:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 25, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    I missed this until late yesterday, but the New York Times offered space on Thursday to Notre Dame philosophy professor Gary Gutting on the topic of abortion. Gutting, who also edits the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews for the Catholic university in Indiana, argued that Pope Francis really should get with modern times and show love to women by allowing for abortion. According to Professor Gutting, the lack of “an all-out effort to prevent spontaneous abortions” and the “purely biological” humanity of the fetus means that the Catholic Church shouldn’t really care whether babies get aborted or not. Small wonder the...
  • NY Times Public Editor Calls Out the Paper for Downplaying March for Life…As Usual!

    01/25/2014 11:57:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 25, 2014 | 21:11 | Tim Graham
    Kudos to New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan for asking why the Times couldn’t provide much coverage of Wednesday’s March for Life. Hundreds, if not thousands of New Yorkers were there, so “Was this local participation, or the event itself, worthy of a news story in the paper of record? Apparently not.” “The Times, in print, published only a stand-alone photograph of the event on Page A17 with a two-line caption on Thursday.” …
  • Sarah Palin on the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

    01/22/2014 6:42:04 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 18 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | 1-22-2014 | Sarah Palin
    Today was the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The fact that hundreds of thousands of peaceful activists turn up every year in the coldest month in D.C. – despite snowstorms and media indifference – is a testament to their commitment to building a culture of life. As Pope John Paul II taught us: “To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are...
  • The Best Matching Group Fashions Seen at the March for Life

    01/22/2014 7:18:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    The March for Life attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, DC each January. A large percentage of these people come in groups, and if there's one things groups love, it’s matching apparel. Here’s a quick look* at of some of the best-dressed matching marchers at the March for Life: *In no particular order as everyone looked fabulous. 1. These students from Illinois looked pretty stylin’ in their yellow-orange scarves. 2. These bright orange hats traveled to DC all the way from Kansas! 3. Waldo’s been found. He’s at the March for Life. 4. These marchers from Richmond braved...
  • Even At March For Life, Contraception Is Accepted

    01/23/2014 4:23:42 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Michael Voris attended the March for Life and some of the pro-life gatherings in the past few days.  He interviewed a number of young people at the Capital Hyatt in Washington.  Just prior to the march, it is filled with pro-life people.  I believe one of the major pro-life groups has a convention there.  At any rate, Voris interviewed a number of the pro-life youth in attendance and obtained some very disturbing replies.  Ladies and gentlemen, please watch the video, then see my comments below it. (video at link) There are those who say that these young people point to...
  • DC News Ignores March for Life

    01/23/2014 6:56:19 AM PST · by crusher · 7 replies
    self, WUSA9 | 1/23/2014 | crusher
    Last night after watching CSI, itself an interesting episode spun off from the recent car-crash death of the investigative reporter, I left the t.v. on and tuned to WUSA 9, the CBS flagship station in Washington, District of Corruption. I wanted to catch the weather news and see the coverage of the March for Life. Well, there was plenty of the former and none of the latter. Zero. In the city where the event took place, and tens of thousands of folks marched downtown, it was ignored as though it never happened. They did, however, had enough time to dedicate...
  • NY Times Shows It's Bias (Fired Seattle HS VP front page story, March for Life, back-page no-story)

    01/23/2014 12:14:43 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | January 23, 2014 | WIlliam Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on bias at the New York Times: There is no newspaper in the United States that is more extreme in its defense of abortion-on-demand and homosexual rights than the New York Times. It regards the defense of partial-birth abortion to be a “moderate” position, and its reporters have openly bragged about the record number of homosexuals who write feature stories. Today’s edition offers more support to the accusation that it is biased in its coverage on these issues. There is a front-page story about a homosexual vice principal in Seattle who was asked to step down when...
  • Walk for Life West Coast asks for help to end the media blackout

    01/25/2014 9:32:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Johanna Dasteel
    SAN FRANCISCO, January 24, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Walk for Life West Coast is demanding to be seen and heard and in the mainstream media. This year, Walk for Life organizers are asking participants to take to the "twittersphere" to “end the media blackout.” Saturday will be the tenth year pro-lifers have taken to the streets of San Francisco and, year after year, Walk organizers have noticed a reliable lack of media coverage, especially in the local media. However, they have also noticed the increasing youthfulness of the crowd, and their social media accounts. So this year, when 50,000 smart-phone-toting...
  • PHOTOS: Yesterday's Right to Life March in Washington, D.C.

    01/23/2014 8:29:57 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/2014 | Doug Mainwaring
    It's no wonder the legacy media does the best it can to ignore the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. They would like to preserve the perception they've cultivated over the years of "right to lifers" as a bunch of crotchety, backwards, sexually uptight old folks. Images of the January 22, 2014 March for Life present a completely different picture, demolishing the pro-abortion media's false narrative about who today's pro-life activists really are.
  • 11 Inspiring Signs From the March for Life

    01/23/2014 7:37:57 AM PST · by rhema · 13 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 1/23/14 | Kelsey Harris
    This year, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gathered for the March for Life held in Washington, D.C. every year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Here are [two of] 11 of the most inspiring signs at the March:
  • Brain Death: Making the Distinctions

    01/22/2014 3:26:07 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 22, 2014 | Matthew Hanley
    Hundreds of thousands of people will be marching around the country today to protest the wholesale slaughter of life in the womb. Catholics and others have kept that fight alive, to good effect, for decades. But as a faith that values both faith and reason, Catholicism makes careful distinctions on other life issues as well.Most people, for instance, are not familiar with what, specifically, constitutes brain death. It is not the most pleasant of topics to ponder. And, thank God, few of us have a pressing reason to do so. But the tragic case of a 13-year-old Oakland girl, Jahi...
  • Republicans throw weight behind March for Life: RNC delays annual meeting so members can attend

    01/07/2014 9:57:02 AM PST · by topher · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Mon Jan 06, 2014 18:58 EST | by Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 6, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a move that boosts social conservatives in an election year, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has announced that he is delaying the RNC's annual winter meeting so he and others can attend the March for Life. The Washington Times reports that approximately 20 of the 168 members of the RNC were planning to attend the March before Preibus' announcement. With Preibus' backing, the RNC is now renting buses to take attendees from downtown D.C. to the March, which takes place on Capitol Hill.
  • March For Life - Live Coverage (Jan. 21 - 22)

    01/16/2014 2:46:43 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies
    EWTN ^ | January 16, 2014
    EWTN, the first and only television network to air complete live coverage of the March for Life, has announced dramatically expanded coverage! This year, thanks to a new wireless camera unit, EWTN will be able to walk alongside the crowd from the National Mall, all the way down Constitution Avenue, and right up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court itself! You will see the March as only those who actually walk the route will see it! Plus, the EWTN 360 technology that was introduced during World Youth Day is back - and this time we are "live." The...
  • Despite Frigid, Bitter Cold Temperatures March for Life to Go On in Washington D.C.

    01/22/2014 5:51:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    The forecast for Washington D.C. on Wednesday calls for winds and a high temperature of just 22 degrees, which will feel like -2 degrees with the windchill. But despite, bitter cold frigid temperatures, the annual March for Life will go on as hundreds of thousands of people gather in the nation's capital. The rally & march are still on! Here's an update on schedule though: http://t.co/slq5LSi4yE @mattmahermusic will open @12 noon #marchforlife — March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 21, 2014 Unless Roe v. Wade is cancelled due to weather, the March for Life won't be either. Let your pro-life voice...
  • MSNBC’s Jansing Shocked That Pope Francis Opposes Abortion

    01/22/2014 4:35:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jeffrey Meyer
    Today marks the 41st annual “March for Life” in which thousands of pro-lifers ascend on Washington D.C. to mark the Roe v. Wade decision and show their solidarity in opposition to abortion, many of them faithful Catholics. Not surprisingly, Pope Francis sent out an official tweet showing his support for the “March for Life” in which he said, “I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers, may God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable.” Unfortunately for one MSNBC host, the fact the Pope would show support for one of the Catholic Church’s most sacred values, the...
  • Thoughts on the Miracle of Life as we March on Cold and Snowy Day!

    01/22/2014 2:42:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/21/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Well no doubt this year’s March will be a difficult one. 8 inches of snow and temps in the lower teens plus wind will surely make this a real witness for life for those able to march. The coldest march I ever endured was back in the mid 1980s when the temperature was 4 degrees, and there were 15 inches of snow. It was so cold that year that Regan’s Second Inaugural outside was cancelled the day before and moved inside.  The next day when it was even colder we marched! (See Photo at right).But the Sacrifice is worth it,...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings,01-22-14, Day of Prayer for Legal Protection of Unborn Children

    01/22/2014 7:32:58 AM PST · by Salvation · 33 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 01-22-14 | Revised New American Bible
    January 22, 2014Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children    Reading 1 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 David spoke to Saul:“Let your majesty not lose courage.I am at your service to go and fight this Philistine.”But Saul answered David,“You cannot go up against this Philistine and fight with him,for you are only a youth, while he has been a warrior from his youth.” David continued:“The LORD, who delivered me from the claws of the lion and the bear,will also keep me safe from the clutches of this Philistine.”Saul answered David, “Go! the LORD will be with...
  • Pope Francis tweet supports, prays for US pro-life march

    01/22/2014 11:34:02 AM PST · by NYer · 12 replies
    cna ^ | January 22, 2014
    Vatican City, Jan 22, 2014 / 09:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis sent a tweet offering support for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., praying that all human life would be valued.   “I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable,” he told his 3.5 million English-speaking Twitter followers Jan. 22. The Pope sent the same message in Spanish to his Spanish-speaking Twitter followers, who number over 4.5 million. The pro-life march typically draws hundreds of thousands of attendees of all religious backgrounds,...
  • Pro-life lawmakers hopeful after 41 years of legal abortion

    01/22/2014 12:34:26 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | January 22, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    (L-R) Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.). Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2014 / 11:37 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion throughout the U.S., pro-life lawmakers from both political parties voiced hope about the future of the pro-life movement. “I've been in the pro-life movement since 1972,” Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) told CNA, and “I've never been more hopeful.” Smith, who is both co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus and chair of a House subcommittee on international human rights, characterized the pro-life movement as a “human rights struggle based on...
  • CARDINAL O’MALLEY: SO WHO IS OBSESSED?

    01/22/2014 3:49:39 PM PST · by NYer · 30 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 22, 2014 | STEPHEN WHITE
    In the run-up to today’s March for Life, Boston’s archbishop, Cardinal Seán O’Malley, gave an interview to the Boston Herald (h/t Rocco Palm) which was published yesterday. One of the questions asked of His Eminence was about Pope Francis’ now (in)famous remark that the Church needing to avoid being obsessed with issues like abortion, gay marriage, and contraception.Here’s what the Cardinal had to say:The normal Catholic in the parish might hear a sermon on abortion once a year. They’ll never hear a sermon on homosexuality or gay marriage. They’ll never hear a sermon about contraception. But if you look at...
  • Truth of human dignity is burned on our hearts, archbishop says

    01/22/2014 3:54:30 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    EWTN ^ | January 22, 2014
    Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that despite 41 years of legalized abortion in the U.S., the understanding of human life's value is deeply inscribed in our very identity as people. “The truth about the dignity of the human person is burned into our hearts by the fire of God's love. And we can only deal with the heat of that love in two ways,” the archbishop wrote Jan. 22. “We can turn our hearts to stone. Or we can make our hearts and our witness a source of light for the world.” Archbishop Chaput's remarks were made...
  • March for Life - and ProLife Movement - Now Led by Young Adults

    01/22/2014 2:52:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Equal protection under the law for pre-born human beings is headed our way - and from the work of a surprising demographic: adults under 30. A 28-year old dynamo working on college campuses across the nation, Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life, exemplifies why hers is the "pro-life generation". Kristan feels deeply the loss of nearly one-third of her age group. “The undeniable fact is that nearly a third of my generation was killed by abortion. We are missing brothers, sisters, cousins, friends, husbands and wives…. But [we’re] determined to set it right. We’ve seen the ultrasounds of our...
  • 19 Beautiful Reminders Why Americans March for Life Today

    01/22/2014 4:50:55 AM PST · by Old Badger · 13 replies
    Today, tens of thousands of people from around the country will gather in Washington to brave the cold for a cause they believe in. Some are marching for the first time, and others have been traveling to the nation’s capital since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973. For the 41st year, they’ll meet again for the same reason — the sanctity of life. We’re also celebrating life today, and we hope you will, too. Here are 19 moving reminders of the beauty of new life:
  • Nellie Gray, Abortion Foe and Leader of Annual March, Dies at 88 (Founder of March for Life)

    01/22/2014 8:58:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | DENISE GRADY
    Nellie Gray, a steadfast opponent of abortion who for almost 40 years led a yearly protest march in Washington that drew tens of thousands of supporters, and whose battle cry was “No exception! No compromise!,” was found dead on Monday at her home in Washington. She was 88.
  • Mary Leading the March for Life [Catholic Caucus]

    01/22/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by mlizzy · 13 replies
    The Gregorian Blog ^ | 1-20-14 | Tom Hoopes
    Students say it is no coincidence that Benedictine College was chosen to lead the March for Life in the year of its consecration. “I think Mary has definitely had a hand in us taking eight buses and the overall success of our trip to the March for Life,” said Kathryn Brown, the college’s Ravens Respect Life student coordinator. The signs of Mary’s involvement are everywhere, she said. Taking a quarter of the student population more than 1,000 miles is expensive, but Kathryn  said she got a call over Christmas break from the college’s advancement office that they had found...
  • March for Life expands to new cause: Obamacare

    01/21/2014 9:45:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/21/14 | Meredith Somers
    When the March for Life first stepped off in 1973 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion, Dr. Jack Kevorkian had not begun to advertise “death counseling,” capital punishment had been suspended and the Affordable Care Act was decades from being signed.... The 41st annual march Wednesday will feature lawyer Susan Wills, assistant director for education and outreach for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, discussing the Affordable Care Act and its mandate requiring large employers to insure birth control as part of their health care plans, including “morning after” pills that some...
  • Watch The March for Life and Be a Part of it

    01/21/2014 9:06:03 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This vital information was sent over to us by Floyd Brown the editor of WesternJournalism.com As you know, the March for Life and the pro-life movement are never accurately reported by most of the media. This year, the March for Life is sponsoring a “TweetFest” to encourage pro-lifers at the March and around the country to show their support for life on Twitter to amplify our message, using the hashtag, #WhyWeMarch. Click on the image below for more information. Additionally, March for Life is partnering with EWTN Productions to bring you LIVE 360 video footage of the rally and March...
  • MARCH (FOR LIFE) LEADERS CAN THANK THE UNABORTED BISHOP

    01/17/2014 2:40:17 PM PST · by NYer · 9 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 17, 2014 | Tom Hoopes
    This year, Benedictine College will be leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C., thanks to a mother who refused to abort a bishop.My favorite argument against abortion is the George Bailey argument. Bailey is the character in It’s a Wonderful Life who gets a glimpse of what the world would be like if he never existed.What George Baileys are we missing because of abortion? What kind of world would we have if they had lived?One near miss: The Ravens Respect Life group leading the March for Life this year would have gotten aborted away, if one doctor had his...
  • To March for Life is to Experience Life [Pro-Life and Ecumenical]

    01/23/2012 9:46:41 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archfiocese of Washington ^ | January 22, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    To March for Life is to Experience LifeBy: Msgr. Charles Pope If you have ever had the exciting privilege of being in Washington for the Pro-Life March you how true it is that you always leave exhausted, but more alive than you came. The Pro-life March, for a Catholic especially, is really more than just the March, it is a series of activities. In the days immediately before the March there are usually seminars and other focused gatherings around life and bio-ethical issues. Then there is the great Vigil Mass for Life, at the Basilica of the National Shrine...
  • Poland March for Life and Family through the streets of birthplace of Solidarity

    10/15/2013 6:48:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/15/13 | LifeSite News Staff
    GDANSK, October 15, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - On Sunday, thousands of Poles joyfully marched for life and family with multi-colored banners and flags through the streets of the city where the Solidarity movement was founded. This was the fourth March for Life and Family to take place in Poland. Each year it is co-organized by Human Life International - Poland. The march began at the symbolic monument to the Shipyard Workers victims of communism, which displays three crosses with crucified anchors. Some of the marchers carried long strips of cloth on which was inscribed the full text of the Vatican document,...
  • Protestants and Abortion

    02/02/2013 4:35:58 AM PST · by iowamark · 29 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1/31/2013 | Mark Tooley
    Southern Baptists have changed their mind about Roe. When will United Methodists join them? Last week about 100,000 or more marched in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This year they commemorated 40 years since the 1973 Supreme Court decision constitutionalizing abortion on demand. Supporting the march and the pro-life cause were leaders of AmericaÂ’s two largest religious communions, the 68 million-member Roman Catholic Church and the 16 million-member Southern Baptist Convention. Meanwhile, agencies for the third largest, the United Methodist Church, crafted a news release virtually celebrating Roe v. Wade. But 40 years ago, both Southern Baptists...
  • Liberal Fascists: Two DC Protests, Two pictures

    01/26/2013 2:57:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The coverage of two recent events in the District of Columbia shows how the old media in this country has dropped all pretence of impartiality. The first image is from yesterday, 25 January, in Washington, D.C. Please consider how much media coverage you have heard about it. It was a pro-life protest. The second image is from the next day, today, the 26th of January. It was from a protest against the the people's right to keep and bear arms: Consider how much media coverage that you have heard of this event. The camera shots are completely different. The first...
  • A Tragic Anniversary's Unjust Deserts

    01/26/2013 6:43:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    "We've been wandering in the desert for 40 years," declared Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. It was an ever-present reflection during the week that marked four decades of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. Last week, Cardinal O'Malley led a Mass that began at least 24 hours of prayer and protest for thousands of people gathered at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation's capital. Are you, dear reader, sick of abortion, of the poverty of the discourse about the issue, the twisted politics that accompany it and where...
  • A Younger Generation Marches for Life

    01/26/2013 8:49:49 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 26, 2013 | John Burger
    Young people walk with a banner past the U.S. Capitol during the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 25. The pro-life demonstration marks the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation. (CNS photo/Bob Roller) (Jan. 25, 2012) WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the beginning, Nellie Gray imagined there would be a need for one march for life. It was a year after the Roe v Wade decision, and there was perhaps just enough outrage that people felt a legislative remedy could be attained. “But then we realized that Congress wasn’t going to help,...
  • Hundreds of thousands join record-breaking U.S. March for Life

    01/26/2013 8:09:08 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 25, 2013 | BEN JOHNSON
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 25, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Huddled under winter coats and hats and scarves, hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the Mall in Washington D.C. this morning to send a clear message to politicians in the Capitol, and the whole country: 40 years is too long, abortion must end! But despite the frigid January temperatures, the crowd, made up largely of teens and young adults, was boisterous, with many groups chanting pro-life slogans and singing hymns as they walked. This year's March marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, since which an estimated 55 million...
  • Cardinal Stafford: 40 Years After Roe, 'I Weep for the United States'

    01/25/2013 1:43:15 PM PST · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 1/24/13 | Francis X. Rocca
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Forty years of legalized abortion have profoundly demoralized American society, not only weakening respect for human life but undermining marriage, parenthood and individuals' sense of duty to others, said U.S. Cardinal J. Francis Stafford. The cardinal, a former archbishop of Denver and former head of two Vatican offices, said that the legalization of abortion was itself a result of flawed ideas about freedom deeply rooted in American history. Cardinal Stafford, 80, spoke with Catholic News Service shortly before the Jan. 25 March for Life marking the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme...
  • Pope Benedict XVI Tweets His Support for 40th Annual March for Life in Washington DC Today

    01/25/2013 7:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 25, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    The 40th March for Life is being held today in Washington DC. Here’s the Facebook page. Lifesite News has a schedule of today’s events. Organizers say today’s rally in the nation’s capital may bring more anti-abortion activists to the streets than last year’s estimated 400,000. Pope Benedict XVI tweeted out his support for the march early this morning...
  • Local group holds protest on 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

    01/25/2013 7:47:13 AM PST · by Gopher Broke
    David Kaplan WDBJ7 Reporter 5:43 p.m. EST, January 22, 2013 ROANOKE CO., Va.— The cold temperatures weren't enough to stop around 20 people from gathering outside the Planned Parenthood on Peters Creek Road in Roanoke County early Tuesday afternoon. There was a combination of group and silent prayer. We asked a protester specifically what the group was praying for. Susan Edwards told us they were praying that the people who work in Planned Parenthood and the mothers that walk inside have a change in heart. Some people were even on their knees directing their prayers in the direction of the...
  • Top Vatican official praises U.S. Marches for Life as witness for ‘the whole world’

    01/25/2013 7:57:14 AM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    Bishop Ignacio Carasco de Paula ROME, January 24, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The head of the Pontifical Academy for Life described the pro-life marches and events being held across the US this week as an historic witness to the sanctity of human life and an important example to the world. “These marches for life that are taking place across the United States are very important, not only for the country, but for the whole world,” Bishop Ignacio Carrasco de Paula told the Catholic News Agency (CNA) yesterday. “These events which favor human life without limits, from conception until the end, have...
  • Making the Case For Life

    01/25/2013 8:56:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Daniel Doherty
    In an ideal world, Roe v. Wade -- perhaps the most insidious Supreme Court ruling since the infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 -- would be overturned. And contrary to what most leftists assert, however, this does not necessarily mean that abortion would be universally prohibited and illegal. For example, before Roe became the law of the land in 1973, abortion was permissible in certain states. The legality of abortion, then, should be decided by individuals at the state level -- at least in the short-term -- not by a High Court of un-elected, unaccountable judges in Washington. This...
  • ‘Know this Mr. President, we will never quit!’: Rep. Smith challenges Obama in March for Life speech

    01/25/2013 2:12:29 PM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 25, 2013 | REP. CHRIS SMITH
    Rep. Chris Smith Note: The following is the complete text of the remarks given by Rep. Chris Smith to the March for Life in Washington D.C. today. January 25, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Forty years ago this past Tuesday marks the U.S. Supreme Court's infamous, reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to abortionists. Forty years of victims--dead babies, wounded women, shattered families. Forty years of government sanctioned violence against women and children. Since 1973, more than 55 million children have been killed by abortion--a staggering loss of children's precious lives--a death toll that equates to the entire population of...
  • Hundreds of Thousands Gather for Record-Breaking March for Life

    01/25/2013 2:22:43 PM PST · by NYer · 35 replies
    Life News ^ | January 25, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    More than 500,000 people are attending today’s March for Life in a massive attendance that could be well higher than that estimate and set records for the annual pro-life event challenging the mantra of unlimited abortion.Typically held on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions at any point in pregnancy for any reason, the march for Life typically sees anywhere from 250,000 to 500,000 people lining the streets towards the Supreme Court building.The huge crowd is expected to exceed last year’s 400,000 participants as they mark the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade...
  • Marching for Life in the Face of a Pro-Abortion Media

    01/25/2013 1:33:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 25, 2013 | Rich Noyes
    Today is the 40th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., a day that is likely to pass with limited, if any, notice from a national news media which is hostile to the pro-life cause. While the abortion issue has divided Americans for the past four decades, journalists have consistently come down on the pro-abortion side of this debate. It’s a bias some reporters freely admit. “I think that when abortion opponents complain about a bias in newsrooms against their cause, they’re absolutely right,” Boston Globe legal reporter Ethan Bronner told the Los Angeles Times back in 1990. “Opposing abortion,...
  • March for Life director Jeanne Monahan: Pro-life is the new normal

    01/25/2013 11:23:40 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 25, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    “If you went to the March today you would see a number of young shining energetic faces, this isn’t an extreme radical issue, this is the new normal,” Monahan argued. “Being pro-life is a reasonable perspective.”
  • March for Life 2013 Live Thread (???) -- Should we have one?

    01/25/2013 9:45:11 AM PST · by topher · 11 replies
    1-25-2013 | vanity
    With the hundreds of thousands of people and the many events going on in Washington, DC, maybe FreeRepublic.com should have LIVE THREAD on the March. FreeRepublic.com is a Pro-Life website, and this event (especially in Washington, DC) targets the Federal Government. Freepers/Lurkers could post photos and news in such a thread. Just a thought.
  • We March by Faith: God calls each of us to stand up for life

    01/24/2013 6:51:24 PM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    WAU.org ^ | January 2013 | Laura Mirchell
    We March by Faith God calls each of us to stand up for life. By: Laura Mitchell January 25, 2013, will bring hundreds of thousands of people to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. Tens of thousands more will attend companion events in other parts of the US. Some will carry signs, some will pray the rosary, and others will chant pro-life slogans. In Washington, the site of the oldest and largest rally, participants will walk through the streets, en route to the Supreme Court building. Despite the challenges of a midwinter outdoor event, the March is...
  • 2013 U.S. March for Life - schedule of events

    01/24/2013 2:44:33 PM PST · by NYer · 6 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 24, 2013
    THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2013 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood 1108 16th St NW Fr. Frank Pavone, Bryan Kemper, Lila Rose, Fr. Terry Gensemer, Kristan Hawkins 12:00 pm- 9:00 pmPro-Life Exhibits Hall Hyatt Regency Hotel [source: Marchforlife.org] 12:00 - 5 p.m.Americans United for Life Legal Conference The Future of Roe: Women, Health and Law in the Obama Era Charmaine Yoest, Bill Kristol, Gerald Bradley and several more National Press Club (advance registration required) Call 202-289-1478 529 14th St NW 11:00 am- 2:00 pmLaw of Life Summit Note: John-Henry Westen of LifeSiteNews will be a speaker at...
  • Ask FOX News to Cover the March for Life

    01/23/2013 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 11 replies