Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The March for Life 2014~ Protesting the Legal Holocaust, Abortion Stats and Pope Francis's Thoughts on the Right to Life

Well, I had a draft of this very post set out so that tomorrow,
presumably,  I could share a pictures and a  documentary of the experience
after. we'd. been. to.  The. March. for. Life.

It went something like this~
Welcome to our photojournal of
The 2014 March for Life in  Washington, D.C.!
Old Many Winter had a different plan.

Now, whatever numbers are reported as to the attendees,
you know, in the 8 second sound bite mainstream media provides of the 
 600,000+  marchers peacefully protesting.....
well, now  they'll be lower.
Buses and flights are cancelled and marchers just can't get to DC.
We found out last night as the snow piled up at our door,
that our parish's bus trip to the nation's capital was cancelled too.

Well, we  may not  personally be able to get to the steps of the 
Supreme Court building today,
 but there are things we all can do!
My  post from yesterday,
 7 Ways You Can Support The March for Life,
provides sites for further awareness,
as well as tangible proactive measures we can all take.

~My son and I at The March 2013~

My post/photojournal on last year's March for Life can be found here.
It was amazing......
It was a a protest.
It was a pilgrimage
It was a privilege.
We marched last year
with close to three quarters of a  million like minded
individuals against  the Supreme Court's decision
4o years ago ( now 41) to legalize abortion on demand, 
thus rendering the brutal killing
of close to 55 million babies. 
And counting.

Do we need any more reason than this to march?
Our governor's dismissal of conservatives in our state.

I well remember, very well, the "first family" of New York 
from the 70s and 80s in Queens.
And you can bet that
the Marist Brothers of Archbishop Molloy High School
in Briarwood Queens,
remember you, Mr Governor.
Yes, a Catholic high school graduate.
Conservatives have no place in New York?
I have  no words for our governor's outrageous 
and misguided treatment of New Yorkers.

How about this as inspiration to march?
Staggering and extremely sad facts on the abortion rate across our country.:
Acquired from  The Guttmacher Insitute
From 1973 to 2008, close to 50 million legal abortions were performed. Here's more:
About four in 10 unintended pregnancies are terminated by abortion.
Forty-two percent of pregnancies among white women, 69% among blacks and 56% among Hispanics are unintended. 
 In 2008, 1.21 million abortions were performed, down from 1.31 million in 2000. However, between 2005 and 2008, the long-term decline in abortions stalled.
 Each year, two percent of women aged 15–44 have an abortion. Half have had at least one previous abortion.

In closing, our Pontiff's thoughts on The Right to Life:

Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation
November 24, 2013 

The Church wishes to care with particular love and concern are unborn children, the most defenseless and innocent among us. Nowadays efforts are made to deny them their human dignity and to do with them whatever one pleases, taking their lives and passing laws preventing anyone from standing in the way of this. 

Yet this defense of unborn life is closely linked to the defense of each and every other human right. It involves the conviction that a human being is always sacred and inviolable,
 in any situation and at every stage of development. . . . 

Reason alone is sufficient to recognize the inviolable value of each single life,
 but if we all look at the issue from the standpoint of faith, 
"every violation of the personal dignity of the human being cries out in vengeance to God 
and is an offense against the creator of the individual."

Let's all keep fighting the good fight, friends~

I was nominated for a Sheenazing Award at  Bonnie's A Knotted Life. 
To say I'm  honored is an understatement!
 Thank you! 
Voting begins on Thursday  January 23rd~~

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1 comment:

  1. "Reason alone is sufficient to recognize the inviolable value of each single life"
    You know, until extremely recently, I assumed that only Christians were interested in pro-life issues. Then, in researching for a recent blog post, I discovered that there is a whole group of atheists and agnostics who are pro-life just based on the scientific reasons alone and not on any belief that people are made in God's image. Pretty great that we can have unity even with those who have completely different religious views. Thanks for your post!


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