On Jan. 22, Washington, D.C., lent the national spotlight to 100,000 pro-life advocates in the 34th Annual March for Life. Present at the march and opening rally were 29 Boston College students, as well as the Rev. Tony Corcoran, S.J., a member of BC's Jesuit community.
The theme of the 2007 march was "Thou Shalt Protect the Equal Right to Life of Each Innocent Human in Existence at Fertilization - No Exception! No Compromise!" In keeping with the spirit of this message, Chris Rakovec, A&S '10, stated his reason for supporting the pro-life cause in Washington: "I went to give witness to the dignity of human life."
Another goal of the SFLA is to facilitate communication among student groups on college campuses across the country that focus on current events affecting unborn children. Christine Friedrich, current president of the Pro-Life Club, an SFLA officer, and A&S '08, said that the conference is an issue-based forum. Among some of this year's featured speakers were Bobby Schindler, the brother of Terri Schiavo, Marie Larson, who discussed activism on college campuses, and Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, who talked about a possible link between breast cancer and abortion.
Al Gore has started a movement. No matter how you view it, at this moment Americans are approaching the tipping point in their desire to find ways to reduce greenhouse gases.
The knee-jerk reaction from the right wing is comical. It reeks of desperation. Once again, they claim to be our shield from international organizations, multi-lateralists, one-world government, humanists and secularists their tired old masks to put a monkey wrench in Al Gores message.
I sense this movement is a runaway train, and the right will be left standing bewildered at the station. The reaction from a majority of Americans will be the same as when the right wing interfered in the Terry Schiavo case. Butt out! We can handle it.