I understand that fear can be a powerful motivator. I imagine it was a similar kind of fear that caused some concerned women and men to found the March for Life, which is an annual event that occurs in Washington, DC on or around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion on demand. In the early 1970’s, these “anti-abortion” people feared that abortion on demand would lead the deaths of many innocent babies and to a lack of respect for the sanctity of human life. When we look at our inner cities and even other areas of our nation where people kill one another over clothing or gang initiations or how someone looked at his girlfriend, it is hard to deny that human life does not have the same value it once did. When the lives of the most innocent are expendable, why not the lives of those who are not so innocent?
Just as the Womens’ March drew hundreds of thousands of people to Washington’s Mall, similar numbers will come together on Friday, January 27th for the March for Life. The March for Life has been held each year since 1974. Even if we take the lowest 5 years of attendance, the average crowd would be about 67,000 people (the highest 5 years of attendance would average 440,000, but I’ll use the lowest numbers to make my point). This is the 44th annual March for Life. 67,000 people, from around the nation, have traveled to DC for this event EACH YEAR for the past 44 years. You might think, how can that possibly be? Wouldn’t I have heard about this on the news? How can the largest and longest annual gathering in our nation go unreported year after year? If you are intellectually honest, you already know the answer to that question, an agenda-driven, mainstream news media.
I have attended the March for Life many times and can tell you that the crowds are very similar to what you may have experienced if you were at the Womens’ March. For those who don’t believe me, I challenge you to head to DC’s Mall mid-day on Friday to see for yourselves. Even if you think your crowd was bigger, please remember that this is an annual event that has been going on for 44 years. I hope this is the year the mainstream media gives the March for Life the attention it deserves as the largest and longest running peaceful protest in our nation.