Lauren and Mikaela--identical twins living on opposite coasts--blog about the story of life and their adventures in faith.

1.22.2010

We Marched

We came from across the state and just down the street. We overflowed the parking lots until there were no spaces left. We rallied around the Winged Victory monument until there was no grass to be seen.

We met old friends and made new ones, finally meeting Keilah and her wonderful family and Luanne from blogland--united by our common goal--to take a stand for life.

And we marched. Not for ourselves, but for the more than 50,000,000 babies who will never march.


We streamed around our very capitol building, decrying the murder it endorses and ignores.

We made our way past a few young girls with oldness in their faces who claimed the right to murder their own children. A young boy turned, confused, to his mother, and asked, "Why?"
"Because they don't want to be inconvenienced," she said. "Children are a lot of work." And as the eyes of her innocent son met hers, she smiled at him with love.


For the 32nd time, we tread the sidewalks of Olympia and marched silently onto the steps, slowly but surely filling them. The noise that drowned out all others was the solemn chant: "L-I-F-E: Life!"

7,000 people joined with us, and we distributed signs until there were no more, shouted until our throats were sore, clapped until our hands were chapped, and even cried for the babies who cry no more.
Roe v. Wade was 37 years ago today, and every year people march and mourn and declare that this must be changed, for the sake of the babies who will die this year. And yet there is no change. Satan is still stalwart in his destruction of God's gift. I pray that in 2110 my children will not have to march on the capitol to call for murder to stop, for I pray that our generation will be the force of God's change, right now. I pray that this will be the last time, but until it is, we will march, and we will act.

And so, for the more than 50,000,000 babies...

For the mothers of those more than 50,000,000 babies...

For the fathers of those more than 50,000,000 babies...


For the children who were never born because their parents would have been those more than 50,000,000 murdered babies...


For the more than 1,370,000 babies who will be murdered this year in the US alone...

For the approximately 3,700 babies whose life will end in the US today from abortion...

...we march for you.


9 comments:

  1. Great pictures!

    Hey, a quick question, if that your family on the cover of the Chistian Heritage letter?

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  2. What a beautiful post. Thank you!

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  3. Wish I could have been there!

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  4. Wow, that was a neat post...great pictures. It's awesome you were a part of that march to end abortion and show there are people left who value the sanctity of life. Remaining faithful to stand for life, we can make a difference!
    My sister works at the local crisis pregnancy center, so she faces this a lot.
    Thanks again for a great post! God bless, Betsy

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  5. Thank you so much for your faithfulness in protesting the horrific abortions permitted in our country. Many more people throughout Washington stand behind you in your protest, even though we couldn't be there ourselves. Thank you for helping to represent us and most of all for being a voice for all those unborn babies!

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  6. Thanks, Keilah--I loved your pictures, too! And as for the picture...you're quite perceptive (-;
    Alexandra--thanks for commenting! I look forward to "getting to know you"!
    Tyler--I know; next year I should try and post ahead of time to let people know it's coming up.
    Betsy--it was awesome to be able to be there and participate and meet many heroes of the pro-life movement! That is so neat that your sister works at a center! It must be difficult, but a blessing at the same time.
    Charae--Thank you for your sweet and eloquent comment. I was blessed to be there, and blessed that we could go. It would be great to organize a carpool or something next year! What do you think?

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  7. Lauren,

    So is that a "yes"?

    Smiling,
    Keilah

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  8. Keilah...I meant to email you... but yes! (-;

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