Wednesday, January 26, 2011

March for Life

The reason we were in Baltimore, MD this weekend was for the March for Life in Washington DC. We have stayed in DC many times over and have never seen Baltimore, so we decided to spend our weekend there and then make the half an hour drive to DC Monday morning.

Here is an article from The Examiner: 

"Hundreds of thousands of pro-life demonstrators from across the nation took to the frosty streets of Washington, DC yesterday for the March for Life

The March marked the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court decision, which held that women have a constitutional right to an abortion in the early stages of pregnancy and that the criminalization of abortion violates a woman’s right to privacy.  

The March for Life has been held annually in Washington, DC since 1974."

Brandon and I had intentions to go as a family every year after Riley was born. Here is Riley on her first march back in 2008: 

Oh my goodness she was so little and favors Raiggie so much!

In 2009 we were deathly sick with a freak stomach virus that caused us to vomit even water and resulted in severe dehydration and we were unable to go.

Then, in 2010 Raigan was only 2 months old. Although I'm brave enough to take a 3 and 1 year old on the march, a 2 an 2 month old was just not even a thought.

So here it is in 2011 and back we were. All 4 of us!

Riley took a nap in the back of the double stroller for a good portion of the march until I woke her up because I didn't want her to miss it this year because she will actually be able to remember it this time.

It was very impacting to be apart of the other hundreds of thousands of people that share the same stance and passion. It was pretty kick ass too that most of the crowd were the youth and future of America. I read somewhere that close to 30,000 attended the youth rally this weekend. Just the fact that these kids are taking a stance on any matter is impressive enough to me and then to stand up for what they believe in as well is pretty huge. I think it speaks a lot for America's future.

I don't want to force my babies to have the same beliefs that I do, although I hope they do, I want to show my girls to stand up for what they believe in and be proactive.

I want them to radiate passion for their beliefs and for life.

At our wedding my best friend and Brandon's best friend gave the most heart pulling speeches anyone could have asked for. They both brought me to tears and I regret not having a video of them to watch over and over. My best friend, Sarah that I grew up with on the same street strung about humor, kindness, and love in her speech. The one thing that stood out most to me was she said that I was a passionate person.

That meant a lot to me.

Being ProLife is one of my passions.

I do not wish to protest Roe v Wade because I'm Republican (I don't certainly don't consider myself one), to judge other women for their choices, or to whatever else.

I protest it because I believe we should love above all else. Love the unborn, the born,  the dying, and everyone in between. Abortion is not an action of love no matter how you look at it.

With all that being said, I also believe that it is our responsibility to love and respect those that choose to have other beliefs from our own as well.  I think President Obama said it best, "We will move forward together or not at all." Although I hope one day Roe vs Wade is overturned, I hope along the way we can learn to just love one another and then everything else will fall into place. Until then, my family will be loving above all else and attending the March for Life in Washington DC as long as we have to.

1 comment:

  1. What a great opportunity. Love the post and your passion. I'm right there with ya.

    Anne @


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