Thursday, January 22, 2009

March for Life in Washington D.C.

via NRO

Mitt Romney sends this message to the gathering in Washington Today:

Today in Washington , many thousands of American women and men have proudly gathered on the National Mall for the March for Life. In a city of many competing political interests, these marchers have come to speak for only one cause: the goodness of every life, and the rights of the unborn. Thirty-six years ago, those rights were denied by our highest court, in a decision that also denied the rights of all Americans to resolve the abortion issue through democratic debate and legislation. To their great credit, the organizers of the March for Life never let this anniversary pass without speaking to the conscience of America , and calling our nation to uphold its highest ideals in the protection of human life. America owes these marchers a debt of gratitude for their perseverance in a noble cause. I am honored to count myself as their friend and ally. And because of their dedication and their goodness of heart, I am certain that one day this cause will prevail.

He's come a long way.

From Kathryn Jean Lopez at NRO:

I’m in Washington for the March for Life and I’ve got to tell you: This crowd will uplift you. Not every single person, mind you, but I was over at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, on Catholic University’s campus late last night, and there were teens, families, and adults of all ages camped out there from all over the country. There were so many seemingly normal, happy, well-adjusted kids who had to be part of saying “no, this is wrong” in some way. And so here they are (some participating in compline or Eucharistic Adoration, others praying the Rosary, still others texting, talking outside, or sleeping). There’s some glorious yeses, too, though. Last night I ran into a couple from Rhode Island shortly after they got engaged: He proposed in the Crypt Church.It’s a beautiful thing to see how many of this crowd — and so many pro-life religious folks I’ve encountered – are praying for Barack Obama. They love their country and want better for it than legal abortion. They know the power of prayer, and if anything could make him reconsider abortion …