Tag: March for Life

Quote of the Day: In the Image of God


On the day of the March for Life, Jan. 24, I posted a QOTD on Psalm 8 which I used as a springboard for a teaching moment on why abortion is wrong, all of which climaxed with this as the central thesis:

Abortion is wrong for many reasons: the destruction of innocent life, the negation of love, the violation of human dignity. But those reasons are just satellites around the very core reason, that abortion violates the very image of God.

March for Life 2020


I went to my fifth March for Life Friday. The process was pretty much like previous years. We started with an early morning Mass, took a bus to Washington DC in four-plus hours, and found our way to Constitution Avenue, roughly parallel with the Washington Monument. We made our way into the crowd, proceeded west toward the Capitol, made a right onto First Street just passed the Capitol, and ended at the Supreme Court, two blocks in from Constitution Avenue. The distance is perhaps a mile. This time, it was so packed that we stood still for about an hour before the march started moving for us. Once we entered the crowd, it took us about two and a half hours to reach the end, including that hour of waiting.

This year, there was a special speaker. For the first time ever, as everyone probably knows by now, the President of the United States attended in person. No, I did not get to see President Trump speak. Most of the speakers at the March are in the morning. Those of us who travel that same day to Washington usually miss them. The bus from Staten Island, NY, usually gets to Washington around noon and then has to make its way down to the Mall. The prominent speakers have all spoken by then.

President Trump: Pro-Woman, Pro-Life


On January 24, 2020, President Trump proved once more that he is the most pro-woman and pro-life president in American history. Really, we should have expected this from a man who raised his eldest daughter to be a successful business leader, preparing her, along with his two adult sons, to eventually take over the family ventures. President Trump followed the example of President Reagan and the Presidents Bush in issuing a presidential proclamation declaring January 22 to be “National Sanctity of Life Day.” That was not surprising. What is big news is that this president is the first to address the March for Life in person, and that he spoke so strongly for two important ideas: women’s worth and the imago dei.

President Trump praised mothers as heroes, after a series of laudatory statements about women, starting with their status as voters, in the centennial of the 19th Amendment. He then invoked the inherent worth and dignity of every human being, because they are made in the image of God. We do not just have value based on our economic potential or because we might make some great discovery that will benefit other people. We all matter because we are image bearers, carrying in us the mark of our Creator.*

Chad Benson grabs a stool for today’s Three Martini Lunch while Jim is away. Today, Chad and Greg briefly discuss the significance of President Trump becoming the first sitting president to address the March for Life. Then they get a kick out of learning that the House impeachment managers are successfully alienating the group of senators they can least afford to lose – GOP moderates. They also richly enjoy watching a dad who scrimped and saved to pay for his daughter’s college education dissect the progressive lunacy of Elizabeth Warren’s college debt forgiveness plan right to her face. And as Democrats and their media allies dig for dirt on a strengthening Bernie Sanders, they brace for a riveting fight over whether Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders was more racially insensitive in the 1970’s.

Reason Enough to Re-elect Donald J. Trump


The most pro-life POTUS since Roe, President Donald Trump, will attend the March for Life in person Friday. God bless you President Trump for your witness to life.

Sanctity of Life: A March and a Proclamation


Every January since 1974, tens of thousands have come together in Washington, DC, for the March for Life. This year, the march will be held on Friday, January 24. It will be reliably unreported and unreliably reported upon, as it always has been.

Some years, the president is hostile and sometimes sympathetic, on the surface, for electoral reasons at least. Since 2017, President Trump has been clearly sympathetic for both the transactional reason of electoral support and as a matter of personal conviction that seems to map fairly closely with where the American center has come: a revulsion with ghoulish late-term procedures. We first saw that in his fiery answer in the final 2016 presidential debate (at 17:46).

President Trump has issued a proclamation declaring January 22 to be “National Sanctity of Life Day.” That is because the US Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973.

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In the wake of New York’s evil legislation, not just enacted but celebrated, a reminder is merited that abortion — baby killing — is not something Americans can accept on a state-by-state basis. As with legal slavery, legal abortion is a sin that stains us all.  The core issue is the same as slavery: the […]

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On January 18 the New York Times daily podcast, named arrogantly enough THE Daily, discussed the current state of the so called women’s march. Unfortunately what could have been a productive conversation about “Women’s issues” in America became bogged down in a discussion about intersectionality. It started off on an extremely bad foot as Michael […]

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Sights and Sounds of 2019 March for Life


Just wanted to share some pictures and movie clips I took at the 2019 March for Life. It was a real long day; I left my house at six AM to meet at a local church. After a quick early morning Mass at 6:30 and we were on the bus and off by 7:15 am, and the bus pulled into RFK stadium parking lot around 12:30. After a bathroom break, a walk to the Metro station, a subway ride to the Mall, and we joined the March by 1:30 pm. We were not there for the speeches. We would have had to leave the night before to make that.

Here’s a small part of my group trying to gather together before we enter the March; you want to try to keep the group together so it’s easier to regroup to get back, but really that’s a near-impossible effort. Just casually walking I found myself split away. As you can see, there was a dusting of snow from overnight.

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America react to the Buzzfeed story alleging President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie under oath to Congress.  It’s potentially very serious but more questions need to be answered before Buzzfeed can be trusted to have the story right.  They also scratch their heads as Pennsylvania Rep. Tom Marino announces his resignation just two weeks into the new Congress to take a job in the private sector.  And they discuss the theatrics of Speaker Pelosi and President Trump as they try to one-up each other in the stalemate over a partial government shutdown.

The Slaughter of Innocents May Continue, But They are Losing the Fight


I wasn’t shocked when I saw this from LifeNews, “For Every 1,000 Babies Born, New York City Kills 544 Babies in Abortions.” Over one-third of pregnancies in New York City ends in the killing of the child. I wasn’t shocked because I knew NYC was the abortion capital of the US as far as a single city goes. And that’s not good enough. The Dems have taken over both Houses of the legislature in NY State now and fully intend to expand abortions if that is physically possible.

On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined forces at a Barnard College rally to promote the Reproductive Health Act (RHA). As Jack Crowe reported for National Review, Cuomo has “no doubt” that conservative justices will enable the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that legalized abortion at the a federal level. If that happens, the RHA will fortify abortion right in New York state law.

March for Life


Right now, all across America and in several foreign countries, hundreds of thousands of people are preparing for a pilgrimage that will take them tomorrow to the site of a grave injustice that has cost the lives of tens of millions.