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The March for Life Photos You Probably Haven't Seen
Our Sunday Visitor ^ | 1/24/12 | y Mary DeTurris Poust

Posted on 01/25/2012 7:27:29 AM PST by marshmallow

If your local newspapers are anything like mine, you probably didn't see more than two inches of copy devoted to the annual March for Life and the thousands of people who walked in the rain to stand up for the unborn.

The secular world doesn't like to focus on that story. There were even some Catholics -- visible bloggers -- out there yesterday pontificating about why they don't support the march, about the lack of "diversity," and the self-important attitudes of the marchers, so I thought I'd share some awesome photos by Matt K Cassens of St. Blogustine that show the reality of it all, the stuff you won't see in any secular newspaper.

People don't go on the March for Life to feel good about themselves; they go because they have convictions, because they believe in the dignity of human life for even the most vulnerable, because they take their duty as Christians seriously. They walk in the rain and the cold. They ride for hours and hours on cramped buses. They get nasty things shouted at them and written about them -- even by fellow Catholics.

But those of us who did not get to the march appreciate their efforts and applaud them for their willingness to put themselves out there. Here are a few photos to give you a glimpse if you weren't there in person, but be sure to go to Matt's blog and view the rest.


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1 posted on 01/25/2012 7:27:32 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

Nice.

My mom met with Rep. Mark Critz & discussed the new contraception requirement for Catholic employers that was rammed down our throats on Friday. She started talking about the abortifacient mechanisms of the Pill & IUD. He was stunned & claimed he never knew any of this.

There was a pleasant 20-something black girl in his office who stood off to the side listening to my mother. Later, she approached my mom to thank her for the info & said she won’t be using these drugs anymore.


2 posted on 01/25/2012 7:36:10 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: marshmallow

Oops. I meant to explain that she met Critz at this DC office on Monday during the march.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 7:37:23 AM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: marshmallow

Maybe the lack of “Diversity” has something to do with the disproportionate targeting of Black neighborhoods by PP.


4 posted on 01/25/2012 7:38:58 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: marshmallow
Excellent post, photos, and blog link/photos.

Thanks for posting.

5 posted on 01/25/2012 9:03:35 AM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: marshmallow

EWTN is repeating its great coverage of the March For Life on Saturday afternoon.


6 posted on 01/25/2012 6:40:56 PM PST by ardara
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