A Tale of Three Marches

If you’ve been involved in the pro-life movement for any length of time, you know that the month of January means Marches.

The most well-known is, of course, the March for Life in Washington D.C. But it is far from the only one. Many cities across the U.S. and around the world host life-honoring marches in their streets.

It was my honor and privilege to participate in three such marches this year. The first was the Denver Celebrate Life Rally & March on January 12th. I was one of a group of thirty people who went up from Colorado Springs for the day’s activities. It was an unforgettable experience that including inspiring speakers and heartfelt camaraderie. The peaceful, prayerful nature of the rally and march was impressive especially in contrast with the coverage I recently saw of the Women’s Marches around the country.

My second march this year was the Rocky Mountain March for Life in Colorado Springs masterfully organized and led by St. Mary’s High School Students for Life club advised by Mary Simmons. It’s always a moving experience to hear young people passionately share their love for life and willingness to fight for it. And the long chain of my fellow pro-life warriors snaking down Centennial, Fillmore, and Cascade avenues was a powerful sight.

My third march of 2019 was the West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco. I was one of 9 adults who accompanied a group of 16 pro-life teens on what became a pilgrimage. Over our four-day trip I saw these young people grow in their faith and in their commitment to the pro-life cause. Participating with them in the walk down Market Street, and the attendant activities, convinced me that the pro-life movement is not in danger of fading away, in fact, quite the contrary. The fire and passion I observed in this and the other two marches gave me hope in the future of our cause.

I encourage you, especially if you have never participated in a March for Life, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve done so, to make a resolution to be there for one of the marches next January. I know you won’t regret it.

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