Yesterday's March for Life brought over a half million peaceful marchers into our nation's capital. The March for Life has been going on for four decades. What other human rights movement of that proportion would be so roundly ignored by the secular media? The few brief mentions grudgingly noted that "a few thousand" people gathered. I've been accused of focusing too much on this one issue. Let's unpack that: since January 22, 1973 I have 55 million issues to think about morally and on election day. Every human life is precious – in the womb, in a classroom, in a prison cell, in a wheelchair, on the deathbed. And may we never, ever, forget that the confused and frightened woman walking up the sidewalk to the abortuary is, above all, still a precious child of God.
January 26, 2013
Msgr. William J. King