The March for life – Chilly winds, Full Hearts, and Hope For a Better Future

By Jason Patterson | USA

The 45th annual Right to Life March was the antithesis of the recent spate of Antifa quasi-riots to protest against, well, almost everything, but especially Donald Trump. The March for Life was different. This March wasn’t about opposing opposite parties but fighting against one true enemy, abortion.

Children and adults, young and old, came in in droves, scared and hopeful.

“There were so many young people, ” exulted David McGettigan, a Lutheran pastor from Ocean City, N.J. “They are part of a new generation that has been — ironic, isn’t it? — born that see the emptiness of the culture of death that their parents and grandparents created.”

Exuberant and with no noteworthy conflicts or incidents, the throng came to a near-reverential hush as an image of Trump appeared on a Jumbotron. Once an avowed pro-choicer, Trump, not for the first time, changed his mind.

He also became the first sitting president to address the March live, albeit via satellite. Typically, he wasted no time trashing the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

“As all of you know, Roe v. Wade has resulted in some of the most permissive abortion laws in the world,” Trump said. “It is wrong. It has to change.”

For Pastor McGettigan,  it was a transformative moment. “There was a sense of momentum here today, that progress has been made.”

With the President firmly on the side of life, there is a new future ahead for the pro-life movement.

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