Monday, January 21, 2008

March for Life

On Tuesday, January 22, my family will be boarding a bus at our parish hall at 6:15 AM to attend the annual March for Life in downtown D. C. If you can’t join us in person, why not join us in a prayer for an end to the Roe v. Wade decision at noon?

This is the first time my family will march. (Last year, I was too pregnant to risk falling on the ice. Eight years ago, I was firmly pro-choice.) The recent cold snap may keep the baby and I inside a downtown McDonald’s for most of the day. Regardless, we’ll be able to attend the 7:30 AM rally inside the Verizon Center as a family. I think it’s important to bring a baby to these pro-life events, even if it only uplifts the spirits of a few of the marchers.

I’m thinking of sign slogan ideas to create for Tuesday’s march. The sign I will put on Maria’s stroller might read “During the 2007 March, I was one of the unborn. Thank you for marching for me!” Any other slogan suggestions?

3 comments:

  1. Abby & Jon,

    God's speed and stay warm tomorrow. Thinking and praying for you all here back in Wisconsin.

    Deo Submissus, in Deo Potens
    Brent RP

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  2. I am so happy for you! Funny, eight years ago I was also firmly pro-choice.

    As for sign ideas: maybe something that indicates that you used to be pro-choice? Also, there are also a bunch of great quotes at this site. I like this one:

    "You destroy those who are tiny in body because fear is destroying your heart."
    ~Saint Quodvultdeus

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  3. Thanks Brent!

    Jen that is fantastic! I didn't think about saying we used to be pro-choice. I made two signs, "my mom used to be pro-choice. Now she's Roman Catholic and has me! Keep praying" and the other has the Saint. Quodvultdeus quote.

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