I was there! Yesterday I gathered with hundreds of thousands—please note the mainstream media will only say scores, thousands, or even tens of thousands—to make a stand for the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. It was a joyous and uplifting event. Of course, the message of support from the President that we have enjoyed for the last eight years was missing. There were numerous members of Congress who joined us to make a stand.
This is not a Catholic event. Orthodox Jews and many Protestants were there. But it was striking to see the Catholic clergy and religious. I was excited to see the number of young priests and sisters. Take a look at the Sisters for Life. These young women are vibrant, beautiful, and just exude holiness. I would be honored to have my daughter be among their number.
I was also excited to meet up with my blogging buddy Rosemary. She was there with her three lovely daughters.
You know, the Washington Post coverage devoted as much space to the pro-abortion protesters as the pro-life group. But I never did see a counter protester. According to the post there was a group organized by a 16-year-old student at a Catholic high school. The Post reporter had to throw in this young lady attended a Catholic high school. I don’t think they would have identified her as a public school or secular private school student. They didn’t name the Catholic school. I wonder why? The other laughable aspect of the Post coverage is that it listed Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and Catholics United as leaders of the pro-life movement. These two groups are shills for the Democratic Party and ardently pro-abortion. Their solution is not to provide legal protection to the lives of the unborn but to hand out contraception instead. Didn’t anyone ever tell them that both contraception and fornication are against Catholic teaching? The use of “Catholic” in their name is a lie. The Post coverage was also buried in the front section of the paper with only a grainy black and white photo that in no way conveyed the massive crowd. You know that every anti-war demonstration with twenty people gets a color photo on the front page. My little photo in front of the Supreme Court building shows more people than the Post photo.
It doesn’t do any good to write a letter to the editor. The Washington Post, like the rest of the media, is handily in the pockets of the pro-abortion forces. That makes it harder, but not impossible to get the word out. Thanks to the internet and media outlets like EWTN, The National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor, the pro-life message will not be a secret.