Each year the March for Life gathers pro-life supporters from across the country to stand against abortion. This year, even amid social distancing, and the primary March for Life in Washington, D.C, going virtual on Jan. 29, Christ-followers still found a way to stand up strong for the unborn.
In lieu of the thousands who would normally march on the National Mall, cities across the U.S. held their own Walks for Life.
West Coast Walk for Life
Of the San Francisco Walk for Life West Coast on Jan. 23, Walk co-chair Eva Muntean said, "I guess by now I should know better than to sell the commitment of pro-lifers short. I've never been so happy to be wrong."
Midwest Walk for Life
The Walk for Life in Chicago, Illinois, featured a procession of over 600 cars, with families cheering on street corners as the pro-life parade moved throughout the city. According to a news release, participants also donated tens of thousands of diapers to a local pregnancy resource center.
But this was just the last stop and culmination of a month-long pro-life tour across the Midwest.
Leading up to the Jan. 23 cavalcade, this "Moving the Movement Tour" garnered the support of over 8,000 pro-lifers watching on the livestream and driving across the country.
"We see that now it is more important than ever to be openly pro-life," declared student leader of March for Life Chicago presenter, weDignify's Margaret Pluta, "because the opposition is loud. The disregard for life in the womb is popular, and the voices of the unborn are faint—and we need to be their voice."
She challenged pro-lifers of all ages to "Take advantage of every opportunity; be bold in your pro-life identity and take courage in the fact that you are not alone in this movement."
At the Ohio Walk for Life, state Rep. Marilyn John spoke during the march, sharing the story of a friend's 16-year-old daughter who got permission from a court to get an abortion.
But what John spoke of next was a miraculous act of God's intervention.
"Her daughter went to a pregnancy center and got an ultrasound of the baby. That baby boy will turn 5 years old next week. People prayed and God intervened," Rep. John exclaimed.
March for Life at National Mall
Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of evangelist Franklin Graham, expresses conviction on a recent podcast episode with March for Life President Jeanne Mancini.
"I always thought it was a fight for somebody else," Lynch admits to thinking it wasn't necessarily her job to stand up for the life of babies in the womb.
But after attending the 2020 March for Life, Lynch has become an unashamed advocate for the unborn, and this year will be leading prayer on the livestream.
Mancini stresses the importance of banding together now more than ever, as left-wing liberals seek to make abortion a health care right.
"If we don't all do our part and join together, we're not going to be victorious on this," Lynch says. "We're so much stronger, like an impenetrable force, if we're working together on this. Not just in prayer, but giving witness to the life being lost on a regular basis ... in the public square."
Likewise, Franklin Graham urges believers to tune into the virtual March for Life today at 11 a.m. Eastern.
"Abortion breaks the heart of God, and it should break ours as well. And He calls us to do something about it," he says, quoting Proverbs 31:8 (NKJV): "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die."
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