A Jan. 28 letter (“Newman aware?”) claimed those involved in the March for Life on the National Mall were among several groups who “go so far as to support the murder of abortion providers, claiming it to be justifiable homicide.”
As an active member of the pro-life movement, I attended the march on Jan. 22 with my parents. I marched among a group of dedicated civilians hoping to make a difference with a peaceful protest. People of all ages attended the march, and I was moved to see several disabled pro-lifers in the march, spanning from the National Mall to the U.S. Supreme Court, in wheelchairs. Elderly people, middle-schoolers and even mothers with children in strollers walked forward with resolve to protest a practice resulting in the deaths of babies. Marchers held American and state flags high in the air, welcoming those in our movement who traveled great distances as far away as France and Germany.
When people associate the pro-life movement with those who deem it acceptable to murder abortion providers, they fail to consider the vast majority of those citizens opposed to abortion. The pro-life movement is built on the conviction that life is a sacred gift that should be protected and valued. Therefore, true pro-lifers don’t condone any acts of violence against abortion advocates or doctors who provide it.
-Joanna F. Wusinich