Monday, January 22, 2007

34th Annual March For Life

Today marks the 34th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Americans all across the country are mourning and remembering today's date. Nowhere is this more apparent than in our nations capital where the annual March for Life is held annually. The events begin the night before the March with the National Prayer Vigil for Life, a huge Mass held at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, led by Cardinal Justin Rigali and con-celebrated with hundreds of priests from all across the country and attended by thousands of youths and their families as well. The actual Rally begins on the National Mall today at noon, and is followed by a march to the steps of the Supreme Court. Last year there was a record number in attendance, with estimates of well over 100,000 people.

Pro Life Blogs is hosting their second annual blog 4 life conference today, encouraging more bloggers to get involved with the cause for life and offering ways to help spread the pro-life message. Among the many notable speakers at the conference are:
Tony Perkins, Family Research Council President
Bobby Schindler, brother of Terri Shiavo
Jill Stanek, pro-life speaker
Peter Samuelson, President, Americans United for Life
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor, National Review
David Prentice, Senior Fellow for Life Sciences, Family Research Council

One of the greatest causes of abortion today that practically no one wants to address is the direct correlation between contraceptive use and abortion. No Room for Contraception is a website dedicated to responding to this issue, and they have all the research and statistics to back it up. They have a great article about it here, and their blog with all the latest info is here.