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February 7, 2013

Letter: Stories from front lines of abortion fight

To the editor:

My husband and I traveled by bus to Washington, D.C., two weeks ago to march in the bitter cold to remember the 55 million unborn babies who have died in the last 40 years because of the infamous court ruling of Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.

Although the March for Life is an annual event and draws a half-million people to our nation’s capital, many have never heard of it. The mainstream media does not cover it, let alone give it major coverage. Yet they gave full coverage to the Gun Control Rally that took place the day after the March for Life.

Why? As Dr. Seuss once wrote, “A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Could it be we are more interested in the culture of death than the culture of life?

The March for Life is the world’s largest pro-life event with tens of thousands of young people traveling countless miles to show their passion for life. They even received an encouraging tweet from Pope Benedict: “I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.” Pope Benedict tweets in nine languages, reaching 2.5 million followers.

The night before the March, Boston’s own Cardinal O’Malley was the main homilist at the kickoff Mass of the National Prayer Vigil for Life. He said, “The society that allows parents to kill their children will allow children to kill their parents.” He was referring to physician-assisted suicide proposal that almost became law in Massachusetts but, with the help of Cardinal O’Malley, was defeated.

He went on to say that “we must never lose sight of the fact that we must work to overturn the law of Roe v. Wade. But we must work even harder to make Americans understand that abortion is evil and it is unnecessary.”

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