Marching for Life in 2018

Update: 1-21-18 ~ Added:
‘Every Child Is a Precious Gift From God,’ Says President Trump in March for Life Address ~

“The March for Life is a movement born out of love,” said Trump. “Every child is a precious gift from God. This movement will only succeed with the heart, soul and prayers of the people.”

Original post ~ 1-19-18
Today, for the first time ever, a sitting president will address the annual March for Life (via satellite) ~

WASHINGTON—It’s the biggest pro-life event of any year, but the March for Life often gets just tiny amounts of coverage in the mainstream media.
Donald Trump becoming the first president ever to address the March masses live, though will likely put a much brighter national spotlight on this year’s event.



Each year the march in D.C. draws over 100,000 – even in snowy, freezing conditions And during a two-week period this, the right-to-life coalition turns out for similar events all over the country ~

Not everyone can make the trip to the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. But since 1974, a steady stream of companion marches has grown. Now more than 60 local marches take place across the United States, allowing many more thousands to take a stand for life.


Abortion by the Numbers

59 million — the approximate number of abortions that have been performed in the United States since 1973. (National Right to Life Committee estimate based on the Guttmacher Institute calculation through 2014, extrapolation for recent years and a correction for underreporting.)
Less than 2 percent — the percentage of abortions performed for commonly cited “exceptions” of incest, rape and risk to the mother’s life or health. (The Johnston Archive reports that conception in rape leads to 0.3 percent of abortions, incest 0.03 percent, and danger to the mother’s life 0.1 percent. An additional 0.8 percent occurs because the mother’s health is at risk. The term “health” here does not refer to the legal description of health in Supreme Court rulings, where the word refers to substantially elective abortions.)
7 in 10 — the lower estimate of how many children with Down syndrome, or trisomy 21, are aborted as a result of prenatal screening. (Estimates for the United States range from 67 percent to 92 percent based on various factors, including the mother’s age, race and ethnicity.)
More than 50 to 1 — the number of abortions for every infant adoption in the United States. (National Council for Adoption and Guttmacher Institute)
2 for every 5 — the number of abortions compared to live births in the African-American community. In New York City, that number surpasses 50 percent. (Centers for Disease Control, Guttmacher Institute, and New York City Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene)

This data was compiled by the Charlotte Lozier Institute Department of Data Analytics.


In the 44 years that pro-lifers have been marching, public opinion has been gradually shifting away from support for adoption. The January issue of “Columbia,” the Knights of Columbus magazine, reported results from a 2017 poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion ~

(T)he overwhelming majority of Americans support substantial restrictions on abortion. Seventy-six percent would limit abortion to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy, which is a far more restrictive standard than currently exists in the United States. That number has consistently remained more than 3 out of 4 since the polling began. And half would limit it only to — at most — cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother.
In addition, 60 percent of Americans oppose using tax dollars to pay for abortion, while fewer than 4 in 10 (36 percent) support it. And by a margin of 30 percentage points (63 percent to 33 percent), Americans support a ban on abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.


Let’s pray that this will be the year that finally spurs Congress to action on abortion. At the very least, it’s time to defund Planned Parenthood!

5 Key Numbers From Planned Parenthood’s New Annual Report ~

“Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report underscores why taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood performs 83 abortions for every one adoption referral,” Israel said

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