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March for Life Reflections

January 18th, 2019, Promulgated by Diane Harris

The March for Life officially just ended, at least for the media coverage, and here is a space to post your comments — whether or not you were there in person to march, or following the rally and march coverage on TV or on-line.  I will start simply, by saying that I felt more of a positive and upbeat expectation than in prior years. It was more of a sense that something good is really going to happen. What do you think?



9 Responses to “March for Life Reflections”

  1. avatar SamanthaGillenson says:

    I was there personally, and I can attest to the positive attitude of the march! Vice President Pence and his wife came to the march, and President Trump addressed everyone via video.

    There were so many people that we were all packed in like sardines in a can on the national mall. I couldn’t see the end of the sea of people who came out to stand up for the rights of the unborn.

    All in all, my first time at the March for Life was a wonderful experience, and I will happily do so again one day.

  2. avatar raymondfrice says:

    I was delighted to see that Paris had 50,000 marchers!!

  3. avatar christian says:

    The March for Life on Washington is a wonderful event and activity on the part of concerned faithful. We still have a chance at reversing Roe vs Wade and changing the hearts and minds of Americans and others in the world, to the precious value of life which is present from the moment of conception.

    However, I was disappointed and disturbed on hearing the news this morning, that New York State’s Reproductive Health Act passed the New York State Senate and was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law Tuesday night.

    Signing petitions, letter writing, voting pro-life, demonstrating, and praying was not able to prevent this travesty from happening. The abortion component of women’s health legislation had been continually held up in New York State by Republicans in previous years, but voters collectively in New York State in November, made Democrats in the majority of the New York State Senate as well as re-electing a liberal Democrat governor who has been in the forefront of abortion rights. I did not vote for Gov. Cuomo this past November, nor did family members and friends, yet he was re-elected.

    It comes down to the fact that New York State is considered a liberal and Democrat State. There is a strong LBGT presence which was responsible for electing and re-electing Gov. Cuomo due to his promises of legalizing same-sex marriage and bringing about other protections for LBGT people. There is also a strong female liberal Democrat presence which has been advocating for women’s rights, including the right for abortion, even late term abortion, and have it covered by health insurance, as well as contraception. There is probably good support for Gov. Cuomo among a certain percentage of young people in college as he has been an advocate for free college tuition and reducing student loan debt. There is probably good support for Gov. Cuomo among nationals and immigrant populations as he has expanded the Liberty Defense Project by enhancing legal services to “immigrants targeted by ICE and federal government’s ant-immigrant policies.” These Legal Defense Project Services include Project Golden Door, a multitude of services and resources, including healthcare. By promising rights and legislation to so multiple and varied groups of people, and doing so, Gov. Cuomo has been able to get himself elected and re-elected, and also advocate and endorse voting Democrats into the State Senate. BTW, Andrew Cuomo identifies as a Catholic.

    We will just have to increase our efforts reaching out to young people, female and male alike, to the precious gift of life the unborn, and the greater calling to choose life instead of death. We will need to pray more and give more, in the fight for respect and right to live for all people, at whatever stage of life, starting in the womb (uterus).

  4. avatar christian says:

    An interesting article in a Catholic publication, revealing what historical person that Andrew Cuomo chooses to base his practice of leadership.

  5. avatar raymondfrice says:

    Almost from the day it was first published, Machiavelli’s ” Il Principe ” ( the prince) was on the Index of Forbidden Books.

  6. avatar Hopefull says:

    Here’s some more scientific work from the kind of people who estimate Washington DC crowd sizes, or predict the destruction of the world due to “climate change”:

    Stone circle in Scotland not nearly as old as archaeologists thought:

    “Archaeologists in Scotland have acknowledged that a stone circle they identified as 3,500 to 4,500 years old earlier this month is actually a replica of ancient circles and was built by a farmer in the 1990s. “It shows the human side of the job a little bit,” said Neil Ackerman, an archaeologist with the Aberdeenshire Council, about the misidentification.

  7. avatar militia says:

    Guess they over-looked the tire marks of the front-end loader?
    Probably could happen to anybody.

  8. avatar Diane Harris says:

    I have found Psalm 149 very uplifting especially in terms of what souls (especially the unborn) suffer today in such an unrighteous world. This psalm is recited frequently in the Liturgy of the Hours, and the more I have come to understand even a small part of it, the more encouraging I find it. At first my reaction was “Sword in my hand? I am not looking to extract vengeance on anybody!” but then a priest set me straight that the sword is a two-edged sword, and that sword is the Word of God, and it is entirely suitable for us to pronounce God’s Word in support of His judgment, and more. See what it says to you, especially as today is ‘just such a time as this.’

    Psalm 149

    Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, His praise in the assembly of the faithful!

    Let Israel be glad in his Maker, let the sons of Zion rejoice in their King!

    Let them praise His name with dancing, making melody to Him with timbrel and lyre!

    For the LORD takes pleasure in His people; He adorns the humble with victory.

    Let the faithful exult in glory; let them sing for joy on their couches.

    Let the high praises of God be in their throats and two-edged swords in their hands,
    -to wreak vengeance on the nations and chastisement on the peoples,
    -to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron,
    -to execute on them the judgment written!

    This is glory for all His faithful ones. Praise the LORD!

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