When the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortion 44 years ago this month, abortion supporters argued that abortion was a sad necessity. As such, it needed to be made safe, legal and rare. Now it’s celebrated as a sacred right that demands veneration from the whole culture, including the millions of ordinary people who see this kind of officially blessed homicide as a gravely evil act.
The theme for this year was the ‘Power Of One’
The truth of the matter is that mainstream media pretty much has ignored this protest as a ‘bunch out out of touch conservatives expressing their misguided opinion. The reality is that the march is about more than just abortion. It is a march that Parents’ responsibilities towards their children, and toward society as a whole, is to teach their children proper morals and inculcate what virtues they may, to teach their children how best to live in harmony with others, and how to live in full control of themselves.
The mission of the March for Life is to provide all Americans with a place to testify to the beauty of life and the dignity of each human person. Both in January, on the anniversary of legalized abortion in the US, and throughout the year we bring together pro-life leaders and groups to organize, unite and strategize around a common message, and to communicate this message to the government, the media and the nation in a way that is powerful and life affirming.The deep dive coverage of the protest has been ignored. The protest actually is about support of life from conception to natural death.
Of course may have described it as an answer to ‘Planned Parenthood’. They sound the alarm about the increased tolerance of transgressions in societies with such laws represents a social “slippery slope,”of dehumanizing people. They reflect as do changes to the laws and criteria that followed legalization of abortion foster the ability to accept euthanasia. They reflect on the the treatment of life from start to finish. Although the initial intent was to limit euthanasia and assisted suicide to a last-resort option for a very small number of terminally ill people, some jurisdictions now extend the practice to newborns, children, and people with dementia. A terminal illness is no longer a prerequisite.
The march educates the issue of elderly being seen as a burden. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that 1 in 5 critical care nurses admit to having hastened the death of the terminally ill. There is a serious problem that lies in the definition and interpretation of “terminal illness” which permits the inclusion of chronic illnesses and disabilities. Terminal illness is defined as “an incurable or irreversible illness which produces death within six months.”
The fact is that many chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure are incurable and irreversible and without medical treatment such as insulin and other medications these illnesses would also produce death within six months. Therefore, those with chronic illnesses or disabilities can be conveniently denied medical treatment and even food and water to make them terminal. Typically it is the elderly who arrive in the hospital that are at the greatest risk. = Especially those whose life and suffering is viewed as useless and burdensome.
The march features support of families that are large as well. Western birth rates for the year 2001, the United States averaged only 14.2 births for every thousand Americans, and the birthrate among white Americans is so low that the United States will soon lose its white majority. The term that many use for it is called ‘anti-natal’. Society has begun to view large families as bulwarks from another, less enlightened era. The march brings large families out to the pavement to show that they are ‘pro life’.
This year’s march was amongst the largest attended in years.