I couldn’t be more proud to be Pro-Life as I watched such a diverse, loving, and inspirational group of hundreds of thousands March for Life today. From the streets to the stage, words of conviction sounded loud and clear: “Life is winning again!” “Keep fighting for Life!” “We are the Pro-Life generation!”
It is so encouraging and inspiring to see crowds of children, high-schoolers, and college students passionately standing up for unborn babies–the victims who have no voice. These youth are the next generation of the Pro-Life movement, and they give me great hope for the future. I believe that they will courageously link arms with the generations before them who have built the foundation of the movement to end legalized abortion in this country and the world.
Young people, you may not see the fruit of your efforts on this side of eternity…but then again, you might. I don’t know that there has ever been this kind of momentum for life in our country since Roe v. Wade. We have reason to hope, and we have a generation passionate about bringing a culture of life to America.
I didn’t go to the march this year because my oldest is only five, and he is an inquisitive 5-year-old. I don’t think there would be a way to take him without having to explain to him what abortion was, and I’m certainly not going to shatter this kid’s world by revealing such a horrific thing. How wonderful would it be, if by the time it was appropriate to have that conversation, legal abortion was a thing of the past? With that hope, we keep fighting for life.
As part of this Pro-Life generation (whether you are 5, 15 or 50), you do indeed have great power. Your power for the Pro-Life movement lies in your small and daily sacrifices, acts of love, and prayers. Never doubt the eternal reaches of those kindnesses and petitions to heaven, for in the words of Julia Carney:
Little drops of water,
little grains of sand,
make the mighty ocean
and the beauteous land.
And the little moments,
humble though they may be,
make the mighty ages
Photo credit: Eileen Snyder of Bowie, MD