Why I march
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I am 35 years old and for over half of my life I have attended the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., many times leading a busload of fellow pilgrims. I would not miss it. The March for Life is a tremendous and beautiful witness to the sanctity of every human life.
While both the Old and New Testaments bear witness to the goodness of human life from its earliest stages (see for example, Psalm 139:13-15 and Luke 1: 41-44), it is not Christianity that tells me that life begins at conception -- it is science. My faith in Christ is the strongest source of my conviction that every human being matters -- to the point that God died for each one -- and of hope that looks to love, not death, for the solution to difficult problems. I am not ashamed of this. I am sure that it is good news for Christians and non-Christians alike.
First Published January 23, 2013 12:00 am