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March for Life Held in Washington

By Brandon Moseley

Friday, January 27, 2016 thousands of Pro-Life advocates marched on Washington D.C. urging that abortions be limited and that the controversial Roe versus Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision be overturned.

U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) said on social media, “The March for Life is happening in Washington today. This cause brings awareness to an issue that is near and dear to my heart, and I’m glad that Vice President Pence will address the crowd today. Proud of those who are participating.”

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R from Alabama) said, “Today is the annual March for Life event in DC. I believe that human life is a gift that should be cherished and protected.”

U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne (R from Montrose) said, “As a proud father, I have been blessed with the opportunity to watch each of my four children grow into successful and intelligent men and women. Every child deserves that chance. Thank you to everybody who participated in The March for Life today, especially those who traveled from Southwest Alabama!”

U.S, Representative Robert Aderholt (R from Haleyville) said, “No argument in support of abortion can overcome one absolute truth: abortion stops an innocent human heartbeat. We should not be in the business of using tax dollars to help end innocent life.”

Vice-President Mike Pence (R) spoke to the marchers. VP Pence said, “On behalf of President Donald Trump, my wife Karen, and our daughter Charlotte, I’d like to welcome you all to Washington, D.C. for the 44th annual March for Life. And I am deeply humbled to be the first Vice President of the United States to ever have the privilege to attend this historic gathering.
More than two-hundred and forty years ago, our Founders wrote words that have echoed through the ages. They declared “these truths to be self-evident.” That we are, all of us, “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights,” and “that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.”

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Pence continued, “Forty-four years ago, our Supreme Court turned away from the first of these timeless ideals. But today, three generations hence, because of all of you, and the many more who stand with us in marches just like this across this nation, life is winning in America again.
That is evident in the election of pro-life majorities in the Congress of the United States.
But it is no more evident than in the historic election of a president who stands for a stronger America, a more prosperous America, and a president who I proudly say stands for the right to life – President Donald Trump. President Trump actually asked me to be here today to thank all of you for your support and for your stand for life and for your compassion for the women and children of this nation. One week ago today, on the steps of the Capitol, we saw the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. Our President is a man with broad shoulders and a big heart. His vision, his energy, and his optimism are boundless, and I know he will Make America Great Again. From his first day in office, he has been keeping his promises to the American people. And at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we’re in the promise-keeping business.
That’s why, on Monday President Trump reinstated the Mexico City policy to prevent foreign aid from funding organizations that promote or perform abortions. That’s why this administration will work with Congress to end taxpayer funding for abortion and abortion providers, and we will devote those resources to health-care services for women across America.
And that’s why, next week, President Donald Trump will announce a Supreme Court nominee who will uphold the God-given liberties enshrined in our Constitution in the tradition of the late and great Justice Antonin Scalia.”

Pence said, “Life is winning in America. And today is a celebration of the progress that we have made in the cause. You know, I have long believed that a society can be judged by how we care for our most vulnerable – the aged, the infirm, the disabled, and the unborn. We’ve come to a historic moment in the cause of life, and we must meet this moment with respect and compassion for every American. Life is winning in America for many reasons. Life is winning through the steady advance of science that illuminates when life begins. Life is winning through the generosity of millions of adoptive families, who open their hearts and homes to children in need.
Life is winning through the compassion of caregivers and volunteers at crisis pregnancy centers and faith-based organizations who minister to women, in cities and towns across this country.
And life is winning through the quiet counsels between mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, between friends across kitchen tables, and over coffee on college campuses the truth is being told and compassion is overcoming convenience, hope is defeating despair.
In a word, life is winning in America because of all of you.”
So I urge you to press on.”

The increasing prevalence of sonograms which show the preborn child in the womb is increasing the acceptance of the concept that the pre-born child is a child and like all children has a right to life that should be protected by law.

Abortion advocates joined the women’s march six days earlier to try to build opposition to the Trump Administration and the growing political success that Pro-Life candidates have seen since 2010.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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