You Did It To The Least of My Brethren

OTTAWA, May 2, 2008 ( – Thousands of students and adults are gearing up for the much anticipated March for Life 2008, set to rock the national capital next Thursday, May 8.  Meanwhile, March for Life activities have already begun around the nation.  In Regina Saskatchewan the pro-life March is underway today and the Marches in Edmonton and Winnipeg are set for Sunday.

African-Americans have brought a new vitality to the pro-life movement in the United States as they have seen the fight for the right to life as the greatest human rights struggle of the 21st century.  Alveda King, with all the fire and stamina of her late uncle Martin Luther King Jr., has rallied thousands to speak out, to march, to lobby and to pray that unborn children may be recognized in law as human beings and given full legal protection.

On May 8, Alveda King will raise the call to continue the struggle for human life and freedom at the March for Life.  In its call for Canadians to attend the March for Life, the pro-life arm of the Canadian Conference of Bishops noted that this year marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  “LIFE – The FIRST Human Right” is the theme of this year’s March for Life.

I’ll be there with my family to walk the talk. 

The March for Life has been steadily increasing in numbers every year, but every year there’s thousands of people who are doing something else.

What could be so important that we cannot put aside one day a year to hit the pavement and witness to the sanctity of life?  You couldn’t book one day in the whole year to be witness to the unborn?  Couldn’t sacrifice one vacation day from your work?  Didn’t book it into your schedule?

Where will the nation’s bishop’s be?  Probably offering us a lame excuse why they couldn’t make it. That just doesn’t cut it anymore, dear Fathers.

Remember the sheeps and the goats.  Don’t be caught with the goats at the Judgement.  Come out on Thursday and march for human life and support the greatest human rights struggle of all time.

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