- Aug 9, 2020
Addressing the hundreds of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 44th March for Life, Vice President Mike Pence also said that President Donald Trump had asked him to address the rally. “He asked me to thank you for your support, for your stand for life and your compassion for the women and children of America.”
As today’s March for Life unfolds in Washington, D.C., parents may find themselves asking how to get across the pro-life argument to young children in a way that doesn’t seem either terrifying or harsh. Dr. Seuss, and especially the character of the elephant Horton, may hold the key: “After all,” Horton once said, “a person is a person, no matter how small.”
After weeks of speculation, on Thursday the White House confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the national March for Life on Jan. 27. Other speakers at this year’s rally and march include Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York; Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson; and former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson.
Jeanne Mancini, the director of the March for Life since 2012, has been working on opening it to people of all faiths and no faith, and all political persuasions. She’s also managed to bring the March into the 21st century by providing a major overhaul of its online presence and utilizing social media.
Small acts of kindness, Campaign Life Coalition President Jim Hughes said, like visiting the sick in nursing homes, taking a shut-in to a ballgame, making a phone call or sending a card to a lonely elderly person, can help prevent euthanasia.
The loss of millions of lives to abortion is not the only casualty of Roe. Rather, the callous acceptance of — and, in some quarters, celebration of — the right to abortion has also planted the seeds for a broader disrespect for vulnerable human life.