26 Jan In Anya’s Eyes: A Student’s View on the March For Life
Editor’s Note: It’s been 41 years since the Supreme Court imposed abortion — to be clear, this means the killing of a baby until birth — on the United States.
Most Americans have no idea that we stand in the lonely company of only nine countries in the world which permit such barbarity.
Four are in the non-Christian Orient: China, North Korea, Singapore and Vietnam. Three are in post-Christian Northern Europe: the Netherlands, Sweden and Great Britain.
So, why the United States and Canada? In the fever swamp of 1960s ‘counter-cultural’ politics, Roe V. Wade serves as a textbook example of how a small group of determined people can impose their will on an entire nation. (Other examples include Nazi Germany and Maoist China, but we digress.)
Back in 1973, nobody could have predicted the brave new world of 2014. More than 50 million lives have been snuffed out. Families are splintered, and in many cases, failing to form at all — poisoned by the immorality of a mass media that owes its soul to the porn business rapidly taking over legitimate Hollywood.
Young Americans are forced to inhabit this world, in all its base brutality. So it’s probably not surprising that they are the ones who are flocking to the growing Marches for Life, insisting that their generation will end abortion.
Anya Proctor is a 20-year old college student who attended her first March for Life on Washington D.C. this year. She rode the bus for nine hours from southern Georgia, Then, she marched in the freezing cold, deep inside the massive crowd of peaceful demonstrators.
On her bus ride back, in the middle of the night, Anya recorded her impressions for Regina Magazine.
I WAS SO ENCOURAGED TO HEAR THE PEOPLE WHO SPOKE TO US. They articulated a genuine belief that the end to abortion was attainable. They said that science has now proven that fetuses feel pain — and that the tide would turn as that realization spreads.
AND THEY WERE FREE — FREE FROM THE JUDGMENT OF THE WORLD AND STRONG ENOUGH TO FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: The Catholics, the youth, and the immensity of the crowds were inspiring. I know young people hunger for truth. Too many stray from the Church because they think it’s restrictive, but the truth is it sets you free. The presence of believers was substantial. And they were free—free from the judgment of the world and strong enough to fight for justice.
WHEN ALL THESE PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO FIGHT FOR WHAT’S RIGHT, THAT IS UPLIFTING: I was surprised to see so many teenagers and young adults proudly participating. I heard people say that this march had the biggest quantity of young people they’d ever seen.