Thursday, January 22, 2015

Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

The annual March for Life in Washington D.C. is taking place today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Since that time, close to 60 million lives have been lost to abortion in the United States.

I wish I was marching for the weakest among us in D.C. today with the literally hundreds of thousands of people who are there. But I'm watching the live coverage on television (you can watch too by clicking HERE or HERE or on EWTN if you have cable or satellite).

It looks like a beautiful and sunny day in D.C., unlike two years ago when my mom, sister, and I went and it was cold and snowing. I had the blessing of sharing my story on the steps of the Supreme Court with the Silent No More Awareness Campaign on that day.

Watch the video of me speaking:

Anyways, I hope to be a part of the March again soon. It is so special to be in the midst of all those people standing for life.

Today feels like such a heavy and solemn day. I keep thinking about how something that happened on this day 42 years ago, abortion being legalized, impacted my life decades later. I take responsibility for my choice to have an abortion, however, if abortion had not been legal, I never would have sought a back-alley abortion and would have taken responsibility for my choices. I wouldn't be living with the regret that I will carry for the rest of my days. I wouldn't have to imagine who my child would be today, now at almost 5 1/2 years old. And so many women who have been deceived by the legal right to choose also wouldn't have to carry this pain for life. I am so thankful for how God has healed my heart, but there are days when my heart deeply hurts. Today is one of those days. I think it's important to feel the pain at times, to never forget and to be encouraged to keep fighting, both for the unborn and for the mothers and fathers who find themselves in a situation where they might consider having an abortion.


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