Obama wants to force The March for Life to support abortion and contraception. Court says “No”.

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March for Life’s beliefs are based solely on non-religious ethics and science, while its two employees who joined the suit additionally claimed faith-based reasons for objecting to the mandate.

“If the purpose of the religious employer exemption is, as HHS states, to respect the anti-abortifacient tenets of an employment relationship, then it makes no rational sense-indeed, no sense whatsoever to deny March for Life that same respect,” explains the decision.

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Shocking violence and depravity from San Francisco pro-aborts

Police Had to Form Human Shield Around Pro-Lifers to Protect Them From Abortion Activists

Video highlights of the 2014 Washington, D.C. March for Life

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Hundreds of Thousands of Pro-Lifers March for Life: Mourn 56 Million Abortions.

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Hundreds of thousands of pro-life people turned out for the annual March for Life in Washington, braving cold temperatures to take a stand for the right to life of unborn children. While marchers mourned 41 years of legalized abortion, many sounded a hopeful theme for a pro-life future and think the decision will eventually be reversed.

The Roe v. Wade decision, handed down on January 22, 1973, overturned pro-life laws offering protection for unborn children in most states across the country, and made abortions legal and virtually unlimited. Almost 57 million unborn children have been killed in abortions since.

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Lone pro-life Democratic Congressman speaks at Chicago March for Life

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, a socially conservative Democrat who was joined onstage by Republican House colleague Peter Roskam, asked the crowd how many were not alive when the Supreme Court decided Roe v. Wade.

About a hundred hands shot up and cheers ensued.

“We know today that … science is with us, the truth is with us,” Lipinski said. “The pro-life movement continues to build, continues to grow — you are all a part of that. It is not just being against abortion; it is about embracing life.”

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Editor’s note: One positive note … this local rally has already received more media attention than the upcoming March in Washington, D.C. is likely to.

Pope Francis makes a surprise appearance at Rome’s March for Life

“I greet the participants of the March for Life which took place this morning in Rome and invite everyone to stay focused on the important issue of respect for human life, from the moment of conception,” he said.

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Editor’s note: Now if we could just get Pope Francis to make an appearance in Washington, D.C. this coming January…

Listen to Father Frank Pavone’s inspiring pro-life speech

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The most powerful aspect of the March for Life: Standing room only in the Great Upper Church, and also filling the chapels of the undercroft.

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By: Msgr. Charles Pope

As I have remarked before, to March for Life is experience life. So many joyful Christians and others who support life gather and celebrate the glory and dignity of human life. The March is ever young, with the ranks of so many young people growing every year.

Here at my rectory are 15 fine seminarians from the Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. Fine orthodox, and zealous men who love God and the Church and are eager to preach the Gospel and celebrate the sacraments. Almost 700 seminarians marched into the Basilica Thursday evening along with hundreds of priests, and as many as 8000 lay people, standing room only in the Great Upper Church, and also filling the chapels of the undercroft.

Today at the Cathedral I was privileged to preach to a full Church and hear powerful witness talks from Project Rachel leaders prior to the Mass. Despite cold and some light snow, I would say the crowd was close in size to last year’s 400,000.

Yes, such life, such faith and joy.

I must say however, that my joy is often tempered each year toward the end of the march when I go and try to witness to the “pro-choice” demonstrators who stand in front of the Supreme Court. I often experience great pain in this work.

To be sure they are the hardened cases, but I experience such grief after talking with them. Here are a couple of conversations as I remember them.

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13,000 faithful, 5 cardinals, 42 bishops, 395 priests, 80 deacons, 520 seminarians

Editor’s note: The Mass that is regularly celebrated in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the night before the March for Life, is truly the experience of a lifetime and it should not be missed, if at all possible.

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Deliberate moral blindness for purposes of political expediency.

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Pope: Support for US march for life.

(Vatican Radio) Pope Benedict XVI has pledged his support for the March for Life in the United States.

Using his @pontifex Twitter handle, the Pope said, “I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.”

This year’s March for Life is marking the 40th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal in all fifty states.

Earlier this week, the Holy Father issued his Message for World Communication Day, in which he called on Catholics to be engaged through all forms of social media, especially new media, in spreading the Good News and building up public discourse.

 

On Friday, there will be a new face leading the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Jeanne Monahan, the president of the March for Life, talks with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez about the road ahead 40 years after the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision.

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It will be a very eventful week in the nation’s capital – a week of tremendously sharp contrasts, as two opposing events occur at the beginning and end of the week.

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Tomorrow, at the beginning of the week, we will be observing the second inauguration of a President who has shown himself to be unflaggingly and aggressively pro-abortion {there are numerous examples of this, including his appearance at a Planned Parenthood fundraiser, indicating he supports their agenda}.

As is the custom for the office of President, he will spend the day with great fanfare.   Chauffeured around in limousines with endless press coverage and fine foods and wining and dining and speeches about how much he will do for the nation.

Contrast that with what will happen at the end of the week, on Thursday and Friday.  With almost no media publicity whatsoever, because of their self-imposed blackout, hundreds and hundreds of thousands of pro life people from around the nation will converge on Washington to observe with tremendous sorrow the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized the killing of children in the womb for virtually any reason at virtually any time in pregnancy.  To pray, to march, to witness.

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Editor’s note: Behold I set forth in your sight this day a blessing and a curse: A blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day: A curse, if you obey not the commandments of the Lord your God, but revolt from the way which now I show you, and walk after strange gods which you know not.  (Deuteronomy 11:26-28)

Chicago March for Life – January 20, 2013 – 1:15 PM – Holy Name Cathedral

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20 or so vs. 400,000! Are the numbers about the same?!

Michael Voris reports from the Washington, DC March:

If there was ever an example of secular media bias .. it’s this annual March .. and note this .. the largest annual gathering in Washington .. year after year .. bar none .. and to the secular media .. it never happens.

It is essentially ignored or treated so slightly that it may as well not have happened. Each year .. anywhere from 350,000 to 450,000 .. sometimes more .. an ocean of people stream up to the US Supreme Court protesting the evil of abortion and in favor or Roe v. Wade being overturned .. and yet .. you’d never know it by the secular media.

The only hint you might get .. that SOME people came to DC and did SOMETHING .. is the Associated Press or Reuters News Agency pictures of a dozen or so pro-aborts from NOW holding their signs in front of the Court amid hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers .. and hearing commentators on CNN say something stupid like .. so are the numbers on each side about the same?

.. That was the observation of one of CNN’s crack reporters and anchors last year.

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Photo collection – 2012 March for Life – Washington, D.C.

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Video interview: Father Frank Pavone at the March for Life 2012


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Steven D. Greydanus “live blogs” the 2012 Washington, DC March for Life

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Vigil Mass at the Basilica is the high point of the DC March for Life


The Pro-life March, for a Catholic especially, is really more than just the March, it is a series of activities. In the days immediately before the March there are usually seminars and other focused gatherings around life and bio-ethical issues.

Then there is the great Vigil Mass for Life, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the night before the March.

The Great Upper Church of the Basilica can comfortably seat about 4,000 people. But the Vigil Mass for Life brings often 8,000 or more. People are standing in the aisles, the side chapels, in every nook and cranny.

The Sanctuary around the High Altar is packed with Bishops, priests, deacons, and seminarians from all over the country. Visible in the Church are Religious men and women in consecrated life showing a magnificent display of diversity in their habits.

The congregation is filled with men an women and young people of every age group, and every ethnic and racial diversity imaginable. If you want to know how catholic (universal) the Catholic Church really is, just come to the Basilica for the Vigil Mass for Life!

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Obama’s penchant for baby-killing apparently unaffected by White House demonstration.

Washington (CNN) — Hundreds of anti-abortion activists gathered in Washington’s Lafayette Park on Sunday on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The 90-minute program featured speakers, music and a quick march along the White House’s north gate, located in front of the park.

Many carried signs and recited prayers during the gathering, which was organized by the nonprofit group March for Life.

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