by Sarah Nahrgang
Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of Pro-lifers gathered in Washington, D.C. for the largest annual rally in the world, the March for Life, and (surprise, surprise) it received virtually no coverage by the mainstream media. Starting in 1974, one year after Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, Pro-lifers have been marching for the right to life every January. March for Life 2018 was the 45th annual march, and it drew crowds from across the country.
Major Pro-life groups such as Live Action, Created Equal, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, and countless others were among the protesters, as well as families and smaller groups from colleges, high schools, and churches. Penn State’s own Students for Life was also in attendance, accompanied by local State College Catholic parish Our Lady of Victory.
Penn State Students for Life participated in the 45th Annual March for Life against abortion in Washington, D.C. Thank you everyone for coming out to defend life. We Are…Penn State! We Are…Pro-Life!
Before the March, Pro-lifers gathered along the National Mall, where they were addressed by various speakers, including Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump, and Speaker Paul Ryan. Though Ryan spoke directly from the National Mall, Pence and Trump addressed the crowds televised from the White House Rose Garden.
Trump expressed his support for the March for Life and the Pro-life movement, describing it as “a movement born out of love.”
The March then took place from 1-3 PM, heading down Constitution Ave towards the Supreme Court Building, with Pro-lifers waving their banners and signs in defense of the unborn. Chants echoed throughout the crowds, with some folks adjusting leftist chants (“Hey hey! Ho ho! Roe v. Wade has got to go!”) and others using unique ones (“We love babies, yes we do! We love babies, how ’bout you?!”). Penn State Students for Life chanted their own version of the “We Are” chant, shouting “We Are! Pro-Life!” whenever they were acknowledged by alumni.
We Are! Pro-Life!
Coming as a stark contrast to profane, left-wing gathering such as the Women’s March, the March for Life was professional, well-organized, peaceful, prayerful, and hopeful. Seeing crowds of this magnitude flocking to our nation’s capitol to fight for the lives of our children is truly impactful, and unlike the Women’s March, the voice at the March for Life was unified. Pro-lifers march for one thing, to end abortion, or in the words of President Trump, “to build a society where life is celebrated, protected, and cherished.”
The media tries to hide this extraordinary rally every year, but it’s clear that Americans are fed up with abortion on demand. They’re not fed up with the Trump administration, nor with any progressive cause with which the leftist media would try to distract you. The March for Life represents people who come from that tiny sliver of land between New York and Hollywood. It represents real Americans, people who love their country, their God, and their children. And these Americans will continue to fight until abortion becomes a thing of the past.