The Sift Here’s what we’re Sifting today

March for Life emphasizes science and truth

by Harvest Prude
Posted 1/18/19, 07:46 pm

WASHINGTON—Pro-life is pro-science, speakers at the 46th annual March for Life proclaimed to a crowd of thousands Friday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Activists and lawmakers shared how science shaped their pro-life stances and encouraged participants to demand protection for the unborn. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., said the “science is clear that life begins at conception.” He also announced that he and others had founded a pro-life caucus in the Senate.

Pro-life activist Lila Rose, the founder of Live Action, credited developments in medical technology with changing hearts and minds about abortion. “We’ve learned so much in the last 30-40 years from ultrasounds and developments in medical technology to actually peek inside the womb. … That is really compelling,” Rose told me backstage at the rally.

The event also featured a pre-recorded message of encouragement from President Donald Trump and live speeches from conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, and pro-life lawmakers, including Reps. Dan Lipinski, D-Ill., and Chris Smith, R-N.J.

After the rally, demonstrators marched to the Supreme Court, where justices decided on Jan. 22, 1973, that abortion should be legal until the point in a pregnancy that the baby could live outside the womb. The March for Life began exactly one year later and has continued every year since.

Read more from The Sift Sign up for The Sift email
Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

Read more from this writer