On the eve of the March for Life, in what can only be considered as a poke in the eye to those of us seeking to protect preborn life, President Joe Biden rescinded the “Mexico City Policy” on Thursday – a safeguard that has prohibited the use of taxpayer money to fund abortions overseas.
What happened to your call for unity, Mr. President?
In a recent poll, over 77% of Americans oppose this action. Yet as he signed the executive order in the Oval Office, President Biden suggested the policy would ensure healthcare for women.
Abortion is not healthcare, but what about the health and care of those little babies, President Biden?
Fittingly, an icy, winter wind is blowing across Washington, D.C., today, less than 24 hours before the start of this year’s March – the annual commemoration of the Supreme Court’s tragic 1973 ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.
I’m in our nation’s capital, absorbing the sights of National Guard troops and barbed wire – but still grateful for those who will be standing in solidarity for the innocent children who have no voice.
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is forcing this year’s March to look very different than previous editions, when hundreds of thousands of people usually descend on this city. Instead of the traditional outdoor rally on the National Mall, speakers and musicians will be presenting virtually. I’m honored to be participating and will be sharing some thoughts and words of encouragement during the program.
In deference to the requests of city officials to limit crowd size, the March for Life, led by our great friend Jeanne Mancini, has invited 50 pro-life leaders to march quietly to the Supreme Court. Roses, a symbol of a love of life, will be left behind – a poignant but pointed reminder that every life deserves to be protected under law.
Pro-life stalwarts have been marching since 1974, remembering the lives of now 62 million children … and billions of stories that will never be told.
We march to remember so that America will never forget.
May we never give up and never give in until justice is served.
“Your hands made me and formed me,” wrote the Psalmist (119:73) – a reminder that God’s creation is personal and a beauty that we must protect with every fiber of our being.
Please join us virtually at the March for Life by registering here.
NOTE: Today’s Focus on the Family radio program, Looking Ahead in a Divided Country, features an interview with Oklahoma Senator James Lankford. You’ll hear Focus President Jim Daly, co-host John Fuller, and Senator Lankford encourage listeners to take heart during these trying times and hold fast to their faith while praying for our country. Click here to listen.
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