As you may know, the Supreme Court is currently considering a very high-profile case, or at the very least a very controversial one, and one that has gained much attention in the past few months. It comes to us from Mississippi, where state leaders passed a law last year that made pretty much all abortions after 15 weeks illegal, as this is the time at which the unborn baby is believed to be able to feel pain.
However, as the case has gained attention nationwide, it has become widely believed and even hinted at by some SCOTUS justices that it could afford the High Court to overturn or reverse the infamous Roe v. Wade case of 1973 that gave Americans access to abortions legally up until the time an unborn child can live outside of the womb. And already, more than a few justices have made comments suggesting that they would rule in favor of both the Mississippi law and possibly a major overturn.
Naturally, it’s a momentous opportunity for the pro-life movement. And so, they are making sure that their voices are being heard.
Most recently, a march was held in Washington, DC to do just that.
On Friday, the 2022 March for Life brought tens of thousands to the nation’s capital in support of the pro-life movement and the possibility that abortions could soon be made illegal in most cases. The march was encouraged by a Catholic priest and podcast host Reverend Mike Schmitz recently, per The New York Times. He encouraged everyone to march and remember that “Every child matters, every woman matters, every person matters.”
According to The Times, Jeanne Mancini, the president of March for Life Defense and Education Fund, said, “We are hoping and praying that this year, 2022, will bring a historic change for life.”
Mancini’s group, as well as others, such as Students for Life and Final Fight for Freedom, all made a massive appearance in DC. According to a video and post by Students for Life on its Twitter account, about 150,000 Americans attended the march on the Capitol, proving that life matters to this country.
The post read, “The cold couldn’t dampen the spirits of the Pro-Life Generation who knew we were celebrating the last anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The largest human rights march in the world IS against abortion.”
Following the march, the massive crowds moved to the National Pro-Life Summit hosted by Students for Life.
Here, speakers like former Vice President Mike Pence spoke about his opinion on abortion asked “in no uncertain terms” for the Supreme Court to make history by overturning the 1973 decision.
Other speakers did the same, such as the Heritage Foundation’s president Dr. Kevin Roberts, former OANN host Liz Wheeler, Daily Wire commentator Michael Knowles, and, of course, Students for Life president Kristan Hawkins.
The argument is much the same as it has been for years. Leftists say that abortion is our freedom of choice in reality, that a woman has the right to choose whether or not to carry a child because it is their body.
However, as Hawkins stated in her opening address on Friday, no one should have the right to choose death for another, especially if that other doesn’t even have a voice yet. We are not God.
It is essentially an oxymoron – saying that we should have the right to choose to take someone else’s option of choice away…
The existence of abortion also symbolizes the fragility of our rights and even our lives. If someone, even before we are born, can choose whether or not our lives matter, then is anyone really free? Do we really have rights at all?
To the pro-life generation, the answer to that is currently no.
But if Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion is made into a rarity, it means our lives really do matter and will be given consideration even when we are vulnerable and can’t yet fight for ourselves. And doesn’t everyone on earth deserve at least that?