By Abigail Witte | Fontbonne University Student
With this being my first time attending the Pro-Life March, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I had my preconceived ideas about the event. I was expecting the bus ride to be long and tiresome. I knew lots of people were going to attend and plenty of walking would follow… but that was the extent of my expectations.
Upon arriving in D.C., I quickly found out that a majority of the people who attended the march were young adults. This struck me and made me feel good about myself and my generation. It made me feel good that I was considered one of the hundreds of thousands of people who are sticking up for our unborn, and for our beliefs.
Prior to the march, I felt I was in the minority: that being a young pro-lifer in our day and age is practically obsolete. Although I’ve had my share of standing proud in the faith, I have also had trouble trying to stick up for what is right.
Attending the Pro-Life March, has opened my eyes to a different world, a world where all who are in it are there for one reason: Life. I was exposed to children, teens, young adults, older adults and the elderly who believed that being pro-life should be a given for all.
Life is precious. Life is worth living. I’ve learned that you shouldn’t be afraid of who you are. God made all of us to be great in our own way – don’t let society tell you otherwise, and especially don’t try to hide from your greatness. We need more people to speak up for those who can’t so that they too may have a chance at being someone great, just as God planned them to be.