Despite predictions of a weekend blizzard, the March for Life is on.
"Just a reminder: we will be marching for life no matter the weather on Friday!" the organization posted on Facebook. "Why? Because we march for those who have no voice and a little cold and snow won't stop us!"
This year, evangelicals will be coming early to the traditionally Catholic rally held in Washington, D.C., each year. Focus on the Family and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) are hosting a new conference just before the rally “aimed at increasing the level of engagement in the pro-life cause among evangelical Christians.”
With sessions on social justice, adoption, and fatherlessness, the conference ends Friday morning, so attendees can “march together as evangelicals.”
The burgeoning annual march comes a few weeks after the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) reported declining abortion numbers.
“In late November 2015, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found a 4.2 percent drop in the number of abortions for the 2012 reporting year [from 2011],” stated NRLC president Carol Tobias. “While the CDC only includes and compares data from 47 state health departments, the information we can glean from this latest information gives us reason for hope that Americans, and especially women facing unexpected pregnancies, are rejecting abortion.”
America's abortion rate was already at the lowest level since 1973, the year before Catholic convert Nellie Gray organized the first March for Life.
The Associated Press (AP) verified the abortion rate drop in an independent study last summer, which found that the decline was sharper in many pro-choice states ...