WASHINGTON, D.C.— More than 300 people, most of them young, from the Diocese of Bridgeport participated in the 2018 March for Life, yesterday in Washington, D. C.
It is the largest pro-life rally in the world.
Tens of thousands turned out yesterday for the 45th March for Life. The theme of this year’s march was “Love Saves Lives.” The march is held annually on or near the anniversary of the Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that mandated permissive abortion laws nationwide.
High schools and parishes throughout the diocese organized buses to the rally, with the teens also attending the Youth Rally at the Capital One Arena.
The March opened to music with best-selling Christian music artist Plumb on the grounds of the Washington Monument at 11:30 am. At rally starting at 12 noon, speakers included NFL/MLB star Tim Tebow’s mother Pam Tebow, former NFL player Matt Birk and his wife Adrianna; U.S. representatives and Sister Bethany Madonna from the Sisters of Life.
Marchers stepped off at 1 pm and headed up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court. There they heard testimonies from Silent No More and had the chance to visit their Representatives or Senators.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano prayed for all those who attended the March for Life and issued this statement:
“The evil of abortion has robbed us of the presence of millions and millions of lives- lives that were unique, blessed and a gift from God. In addition to the grave sin that results from any attack on innocent human life, how impoverished we have all become because those lives were robbed from us. For each solitary human life enriches all those around them in countless ways. Their absence in our midst has made each of our lives poorer and our society more fractured and lonely.
As a people of faith, we must defend all human life, at every stage of its development. We must oppose everything that threatens human life, beginning from conception through natural death. The sins of abortion, euthanasia, racism and discrimination must be exposed for what they truly are. We must also work tirelessly to assist the vulnerable in our midst, fight against poverty, help the homeless and unemployed and find ways to unite people rather than divide them.”
For information Project Rachael and other Respect Life programs provided by the Diocese of Bridgeport, visit: https://www.bridgeportdiocese.org/faith-formation/respect-life/