- Feb 27, 2021
Ever since Vice President Mike Pence, at the 2017 March for Life rally, announced, “Life is winning again in America,” the pro-life movement’s association with the Trump administration grew stronger.
The witness of the pro-life movement is rooted in the Eucharist, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.
For about 200 people, subfreezing temperatures, blistering winds, and a recommendation to stay at home didn’t matter. They joined about 60 pro-life advocates for the 48th National March for Life from the Museum of the Bible to the Supreme Court on Jan. 29.
It was the coldest national March for Life in some years, it was the smallest, and it also may be remembered as the bravest.
The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and strict restrictions intended to slow its spread did not stop young people and others from rallying, praying and standing up for life Jan. 29.
Pro-life leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held every January.
The mood is more sober now — a mix of disappointment over Trump’s defeat and hope that his legacy of judicial appointments will lead to future court victories limiting abortion rights.