Bravo to the Pro-Life Youth of America
A pro-abort journalist from the Washington Post attended the March for Life last Friday expecting to see a small group of die-hards protesting Roe vs. Wade. However, Robert McCartney admits he was vastly wrong in his expectations. Many of the thousands assembled at the Mall on the 37th anniversary of Roe were young people; youth who believe ardently and passionately in the right to life for all. The fight to end abortion isn’t over; it’s not even close to being over! This next generation of pro-lifers will see to it.
Young Activists Adding Fuel to Antiabortion Side
I went to the March for Life rally Friday on the Mall expecting to write about its irrelevance. Isn’t it quaint, I thought, that these abortion protesters show up each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, even though the decision still stands after 37 years. What’s more, with a Democrat in the White House likely to appoint justices who support abortion rights, surely the Supreme Court isn’t going to overturn Roe in the foreseeable future.
How wrong I was. The antiabortion movement feels it’s gaining strength, even if it’s not yet ready to predict ultimate triumph, and Roe supporters (including me) are justifiably nervous.
As always, we in Washington enjoy an up-close view of the health of various causes because of the city’s role as the nation’s most important setting for political demonstrations. In this case, I was especially struck by the large number of young people among the tens of thousands at the march. It suggests that the battle over abortion will endure for a long time to come.