Today is the annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life supporters, many of them young people, will take to the streets of our nation’s capital to stand up for the lives of the unborn. MFI’s Board Chairman Mike Gilleran is there with a large contingent of pro-life college students from Thomas More College.
Last year, Vice President Pence spoke at the march. Today, President Trump will address the marchers, the first sitting president to do so. You can watch the whole event live here. In another important development, this week the Department of Health and Human Services announced the formation of a new division to protect religious liberties. This new department will defend the civil rights of medical professionals to not be coerced into performing abortions, sterilizations, or participate in euthanasia in violation of their conscience. This is quite a welcome change from an HHS that only a year ago was still demanding Catholic nuns pay for contraception! I have the honor of serving at the March for Life’s local counsel, in partnership with Alliance Defending Freedom, for their law suit against MA Attorney General Maura Healey, who is trying to force the federal government to continue the last administration’s harassment of nuns and other people of faith.
At the State House in Boston yesterday, we learned that the abortion industry is working overtime to excise even the memory of a pro-life Massachusetts from the law books. Senate Bill 784 claims to styles itself as “An Act Negating Archaic Statutes Targeting Young Women,” and would remove historic abortion laws overruled by Roe v. Wade and its legal progeny. It is ironic that these laws are being called “archaic,” because advances in medical knowledge over the past 40 years have only confirmed that unborn children are fully human and should be protected. The hundreds of thousands of Americans who will join the March for Life today in DC understand this, and look forward to a day when abortion itself is seen as an archaic, and barbarous, practice.
Finally, this Sunday is Sanctity of Life Sunday. I’ll be speaking at Hope Christian Church in Winchester, MA on the issue of abortion. Most of what the pastor and I will be discussing is covered in the chapter on abortion in MFI’s Engage Book, which you can download here. You can learn about the history of abortion in America as well as ways to counter some of the more popular objections pro-lifers are faced with. Let us boldly stand for the least among us, for life.
For our families,