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A Joyous Celebration of Life and a Demand for Justice

I love attending the March for Life and just got home from marching with Lutherans from across the country. We had a great time, although my pictures from the March are cracking me up. They begin with everyone smiling and by the time we were half-way to the Supreme Court, everyone is grimacing from the wind and snow.

I didn’t find Mama Toad, who also attended. However, the head of my Lutheran denomination, Pastor Matthew Harrison, did get to meet her! Here he is teasing my daughter prior to th…

  1. Ansonia

    Mollie, My husband and I are still on the bus heading home to Connecticut. A young man across from us says Fox news estimates there were between 5 and 6 hundred thousand people there. I love the green hats. Can’t pick up the hymn on the bus, but am looking forward to listening when I get home.

  2. Peter Robinson
    C

    Good for you, Mollie.  Good for all the thousands who attended.

  3. Keith

    Just curious, were there any ELCA Lutherans there? I have Missouri Synod Lutherans to the South, but MN is heavily ELCA, and they don’t strike me as taking much of a stand on moral issues. (but it might not be too fair to paint with that broad of a brush :-)

  4. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    Argh! I have all these photos but I can’t upload them. Hulk smash.

  5. Pseudodionysius
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Argh! I have all these photos but I can’t upload them. Hulk smash. · 13 minutes ago

    You are hereby authorized to use two exclamation marks.

  6. Tommy De Seno
    C

    God bless you for going!   Wish I could have been there.

  7. Ryan M

    Unless she looks like her avatar, I’m not sure that I would have found Mama Toad, either…

    I’m often curious what some of us look like.

  8. Ryan M
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Argh! I have all these photos but I can’t upload them. Hulk smash. · 24 minutes ago

    Maybe they are too big (high-res):  file … save as … lower the quality.  :)  Don’t you love suggestions from people who have no idea what the problem is?  Hulk Smash might also work…

  9. Mollie Hemingway
    C
    Ryan M

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Argh! I have all these photos but I can’t upload them. Hulk smash. · 24 minutes ago

    Maybe they are too big (high-res):  file … save as … lower the quality.  :)  Don’t you love suggestions from people who have no idea what the problem is?  Hulk Smash might also work… · 2 minutes ago

    Tried it. The photos are well below the limit. I thought maybe that I had just maxed out for the day. I even tried putting them in the comments — no go. Maybe I’ll try in the middle of the night when the site’s got less activity on it.

  10. Pseudodionysius
    Ryan M: Unless she looks like her avatar, I’m not sure that I would have found Mama Toad, either…

    I’m often curious what some of us look like. · 9 minutes ago

    As someone who avoids mirrors I know what you mean.

  11. Pseudodionysius
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Ryan M

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Argh! I have all these photos but I can’t upload them. Hulk smash. · 24 minutes ago

    Maybe they are too big (high-res):  file … save as … lower the quality.  :)  Don’t you love suggestions from people who have no idea what the problem is?  Hulk Smash might also work… · 2 minutes ago

    Tried it. The photos are well below the limit. I thought maybe that I had just maxed out for the day. I even tried putting them in the comments — no go. Maybe I’ll try in the middle of the night when the site’s got less activity on it. · 4 minutes ago

    I suspect if you do it in the wee hours with no live chat activity it will work.

  12. Hope

    Growing up in South Jersey, going to the March for Life was an annual event for my family and church. Since moving to Ohio (and with a university job without much flexibility when classes are in session), I haven’t been able to make it to DC. But it’s great to hear reports from the front lines, and kudos to all of you who took the time and braved the cold weather to be there. You were in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day. 

  13. Vance Richards
    Diaryof1

    Katie O: I wish the March for Life would change the venue one year and walk outside news networks …see if they are still ignored outside the Today Show window. Your pictures are great Mollie! I live far from DC, but plan to make a trip of it when the kids are older. All kids are horrified by abortion, but I think going to the march would be a galvanizing experience to protect them from losing that horror in high school. · 2 hours ago

    Oooohh–I think this is a brilliant idea, Katie O! March outside the MSM about all major issues, including the need for the MSM to crash and burn. “Hey, ho, MSM has got to go…” · 8 hours ago

    If 100 people march in “hoodies,” it is national news. If 12 people show up to hear Sandra Fluke talk, it is national news. If a half million people show up at the March for Life, it is not newsworthy?

  14. Katie O

    I wish the March for Life would change the venue one year and walk outside news networks …see if they are still ignored outside the Today Show window. Your pictures are great Mollie! I live far from DC, but plan to make a trip of it when the kids are older. All kids are horrified by abortion, but I think going to the march would be a galvanizing experience to protect them from losing that horror in high school.

  15. Ron Selander

    Mollie,

    Couldn’t make it to D.C.

    However, I’ll always remember singing “A Mighty Fortress” In August 1978 at the Minneapolis Auditorium (7th International  Lutheran Conference on the Holy Spirit) with a huge pipe organ and 15 to 20 thousand people. It was absolutely marvelous!

  16. Foxfier

    Thank you for going.

    Wish we could go.

  17. Nick Stuart

    I saw a snatch of the march on CNN [plays to a captive audience in the break room at work] and the reporterette was going on about how polls show a majority of Americans are in favor of Roe v. Wade.

  18. Tommy De Seno
    C
    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.

    Ryan M

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Argh! I have all these photos but I can’t upload them. Hulk smash. · 24 minutes ago

    Maybe they are too big (high-res):  file … save as … lower the quality.  :)  Don’t you love suggestions from people who have no idea what the problem is?  Hulk Smash might also work… · 2 minutes ago

    Tried it. The photos are well below the limit. I thought maybe that I had just maxed out for the day. I even tried putting them in the comments — no go. Maybe I’ll try in the middle of the night when the site’s got less activity on it. · 1 hour ago

    Mollie this might be a Ricochet problem.  I tried to put a picture in my Menendez post earlier today and it wouldn’t go.   Little dial just kept spinning and spinning and spinning…

  19. Sweezle

    I love those neon-green hats. It still amazes me how little attention this event receives each year. As “Nick Stuart” mentioned above, polls show a majority of Americans are in favor of Roe v. Wade. But that should not keep anyone from talking and marching for the unborn.

  20. Diaryof1
    Katie O: I wish the March for Life would change the venue one year and walk outside news networks …see if they are still ignored outside the Today Show window. Your pictures are great Mollie! I live far from DC, but plan to make a trip of it when the kids are older. All kids are horrified by abortion, but I think going to the march would be a galvanizing experience to protect them from losing that horror in high school. · 2 hours ago

    Oooohh–I think this is a brilliant idea, Katie O! March outside the MSM about all major issues, including the need for the MSM to crash and burn. “Hey, ho, MSM has got to go…”

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