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The March for Life is about to begin in Washington D.C. The theme for this year's march is, "Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman." The President will make an appearance at the event on Friday. 

Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.

Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.

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By Marshall Connolly (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
1/23/2020 (2 months ago)

Published in Marriage & Family

Keywords: abortion, march for life


LOS ANGELES, CA (California Network) - The March for Life is starting in Washington D.C. in an event designed to raise awareness about the rights of the unborn. The March for Life will officially happen on Friday. Many thousands of women are expected to attend. Supporters and allies will also march with them, including Deacon Keith Fournier, the Editor-in-Chief of Catholic Online and Dean of Catholic Online School. 

The march will be attended by President Trump who has pledged to make an appearance. 

The march takes place on the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States. The women's movement was originally associated with pro-life issues. But in the last fifty years, the women's movement has been hijacked by activists intent on making the movement about sexual deviance. 

Perhaps the worst perversion of the movement is the anti-life strain which managed to end pro-life protections for the unborn in the 1973, Roe v. Wade decision. Now, at least half of all abortions are of baby girls, future women. It is a bizarre, Orwellian thing for a movement to claim to be pro-woman when it kills girls. March for Life organizers hope to reclaim the pro-woman movement. 

Abortion is at the core of pro-life issues. It is not the only pro-life issue, but it is fundamental to all others, since life begins at conception. 

A society that views children in the womb as disposable will soon conclude other things are disposable as well. That includes workers, the poor, elderly, minorities, and people of every social class outside of the mainstream. 

Indeed, we have seen this very scenario unfold since 1973. Workers have lost unionization and purchasing power. The poor are trapped between stagnant, low wages, rising rents, and creeping inflation. Federal minimum wage hasn't gone up in more than a decade. But prices on everything have increased. What does it say about the value of life if we will not pay a living wage in exchange for a full week of a worker's life? A growing number of states have now adopted assisted suicide laws and in some cases, the elderly can end their life prematurely with a doctor's help. The United States is on track to join parts of Europe where euthanasia laws allow the legal murder of oneself, even a  person who is perfectly healthy. Worse yet, doctors and nurses may someday be compelled to assist in murder by euthanasia schemes. 

Minorities still face discrimination. Abortion ravages the black community in particular, in line with abortion's original, evil purpose, to decimate black communities. Poor mothers are encouraged to kill their children before they are born, out of a spirit of convenience. And all these pressures, including economic, are called "freedom." 

Abortion isn't about empowering women. It is about submitting women to the domination of men and the marketplace. Men do not bear the consequences of abortion. Their lives are never endangered, they aren't placed under anesthesia or probed with sharp implements. But women must live with the impacts, both physical and emotional, for life. In the heart, there will always be an empty crib, a swing, a desk, or a seat next to their mother's as they grow up. There will be one soul who cannot hold a mother's hand in the golden years of life. And why?  Because kids cost money? Because some man (read: boy) didn't want the responsibility of raising a child? The wrong relationship is being aborted. 

Abortion is nothing but a tragedy. It isn't freedom. It isn't a choice, it's a human life. What human would appreciate being told their existence was a casual choice that could be terminated? How would you feel to be merely a choice for someone with power? 

The March for Life is one episode in the fight for life. Let us remember that Pro-Life is Pro-Woman and in a larger sense, about all of us. 

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