The March for Life is today in Washington, DC. Today is the anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Every year since 1973, beginning with 20,000 people in 1974 and over 650,000 in 2013, people gather in DC to protest the killing of innocent children. According to the Center for Disease Control, 2000 babies were killed every single day in 2011. Over 56 million children have lost their lives since abortion was legalized in 1973.
In 1989 the United Nations had a General Assembly in which the Rights of the Child were addressed. In 1995 the United States signed the Convention of the Rights of the Child. Of all the countries who have signed this convention, only South Sudan, Somalia, and the United States have not ratified it. And it does not appear that the United States will in the near future.
While this is ongoing, every 30 seconds a child loses it’s life to abortion. Every minute two children are killed in this country. The Declaration of Independence written in 1776 states the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” I ask how we can have the right to liberty and the right to the pursuit of happiness when the most vulnerable are denied the right to life. It just doesn’t make sense.