Friday, January 25, 2013

March for Life

The annual March for Life is usually held on January 22—the anniversary of Roe v. Wade—the day in 1973 when the Supreme Court ruled that, for legal purposes, babies prior to birth were not people. Babies might be human, but they were not people. Their lives could be forfeited by their owner-mother.

During oral arguments in Roe v. Wade, the court noted, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s [abortion] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” And there it was: With the stroke of a pen, human life became legally disassociated from the rights of a person.

This year the March for Life is moved to today, Friday, January 25th. Our Marianist schools began traveling to D.C. yesterday and more will come today to stand up for LIFE!