Letter: Our most important fight of all is the fight for life


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Posted Online: Feb. 01, 2013, 2:12 pm
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Jan. 25 in Washington D.C. was frigid, complete with snow. The news warned that it would be miserable outside, but that did not dissuade our small group of nine from joining the hundreds of thousands of pro lifers in the annual March for Life.

We began at the National Mall and proceeded up Constitutional Avenue to the steps of the Supreme Court. This march was born from a decision made in that building 40 years ago, a decision that transformed our country from one that declared all life to be sacred, to one that now declares only some to be.

Because of this we stood and marched for the 55 million killed in the last 40 years, the one-sixth of our population that has been thrown away by abortion.
As I marched with my friends and family, I realized that it was not my grandparents generation, nor my parents generation that was here, but my generation.

I saw dozens of banners from colleges around the country.

There were students from high schools in Michigan, Iowa, Rhode Island, and Colorado to name a few.

Imagine my surprise when I returned home to find that nobody I talked to knew of the march: 650,000 people marched on our capitol for a singular cause and nobody knows about it?

Just think of how much the country would know if this march were held for something like "healthy eating" or "better schools." Is the fight for life not the most basic yet important fight of all?

Isaac Logan,
East Moline

















 




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