• Pro-life supporters hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 24, 2020.

    Pro-life supporters hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court ahead of the annual March for Life in Washington Jan. 24, 2020. (CNS photo by Carol Zimmermann)

Reader abandons March for Life for consistent pro-life stance

Catholic Courier    |    02.03.2020


To the editor:

I read with interest your articles about this year’s March For Life in Washington DC. It seems like a lifetime ago that my wife Ellen and I regularly attended these events in support of the unborn.

It was on a return bus ride one year that we became truly Pro Life and not just anti abortion. A priest in the back of the bus was berating any women who chose to have an abortion with little or no sense of compassion for the difficulty of making that decision or the possibility of reconciliation to a forgiving God. We began to wonder how can we be Pro life to the unborn but anti-life to the mother? That then became extended to the poor and the imprisoned and the refugees and our Mother Earth. Should we not be Pro life to them as well?

That was the beginning of our journey away from the anti-abortion way of life to the Consistent Pro Life way. Make no mistake, we are still adamantly anti-abortion but Pro Life is so much more. “God loves everyone, no exceptions”

Dan Lill

Alderwood Lane

Rochester

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