The March for Life is a time-honored tradition in which thousands of Americans come together and peacefully march to advocate against abortion. Among others, Regent Students were devastated to hear of the cancelation of the March for Life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the March for Life’s cancellation did not stop the American pro-life movement from speaking up and celebrating the sanctity of life.
What is the March for Life?
The March for Life is an annual event in which thousands of men, women, and children come together on the National Mall and march to Capitol Hill. The March takes place on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. Although January 22 marked a dark day in American history, pro-life advocates come together every anniversary and celebrate the sanctity of life. They come to shed a small beacon of light amid the darkness.
How the Community Celebrated
Due to the COVD-19 Pandemic, the March for Life 2021 was canceled. The cancelation of the event did not stop Americans from celebrating the sanctity of life in their homes and communities. People came together virtually to listen to speakers such as Tim Tebow, Jeanne Mancini, and Matthew West.
Before the cancelation of the March, over 60 Regent Students planned to attend the March for Life. As Christian leaders to change the world, Regent Students recognize the weight and importance of being the pro-life generation in an abortion-minded age. Regent Students for Life Events Coordinator Natalee Wilson stated, “I think the virtual March for Life went really well. I would have preferred to be there in person, but I think they did the best they could with the situation at hand. All the speakers were inspirational, but my favorite was Tim Tebow. His story brought tears to my eyes, and it was so cool to see the hand of God in his life.” Although virtual, the impact of millions of Americans advocating for life does not go unnoticed.
Every life is a precious gift from God. These Americans came together to pray for the unborn, to celebrate life, and to speak up for those who can’t.