Tomorrow morning at 8:45 a.m., I will be departing from the KCI airport and flying to Washington D.C. where I’ll check off a long-time bucket list item. On Friday, January 19, 2018, I will march alongside hundreds of thousands of people to stand up for the rights of the unborn in the annual March For Life. All my life, I have been an advocate for ending abortion. I chose a long time ago to stand as a voice for those who do not have a voice: the innocent children who are brutally slaughtered. I also want the scared, unsupported women who chose to end their pregnancies in this way to know they’re not alone and there is forgiveness.
“I’ve noticed everyone who is for abortion has already been born.” – Ronald Reagan
When my church offered me the opportunity to attend the March For Life for $550, I knew it was God offering me the chance to fight amongst fellow pro-life advocates and unite in our passion for the unborn. Standing together is the most powerful sign we can make to our government, and I’m praying that God will open their eyes and hearts to be receptive to our end goal: overturning Roe v. Wade (1973). See my post about Roe v. Wade.
“The right to life is the first among human rights. To abort a child is to kill someone who cannot defend himself.” – Pope Francis
In addition to being a part of this beautiful movement, I’ll be able to see all the jewels of our nation’s capital like the Holocaust Museum and the Pope John Paul II National Shrine. A co-worker told me that everything you see in Washington D.C. is historic in some way, so as a first-time tourist, I plan to soak it up as much as possible. I’ll hardly make a dent in sightseeing in three and a half days, but at least I’ll be laying the groundwork for my next visit.
Be sure to check back next week for a full recount of what unfolded during my adventure in Washington D.C. This four-day pilgrimage is sure to be filled with blessing after blessing, and I cannot wait to get there.✈️💞