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Pro-life movement

Published: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

On Jan. 25, the annual March for Life was held in Washington, D.C. The March for Life is a peaceful protest of the Roe v. Wade decision passed on Jan. 22, 1973.

Roe v. Wade legalized abortion in America and is responsible for the deaths of at least 55 million babies. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans travel to Washington every January for this event. An estimated 600,000 to 750,000 people participated in the March this year, a record high. However, this powerful, extraordinary, and constantly growing event is very minimally covered by the news, if at all.

America needs to know that the pro-life movement is very much alive and thriving in our country. The vast majority of marchers are under the age of 25. My generation will not rest until we see that Roe v. Wade is overturned.

It blows me away that an event of this magnitude is ignored by the increasingly liberal media. I understand why, though. The liberal media and administration running our country are terrified of the power of the pro-life movement. They know that they cannot hide behind a façade of “choice” much longer, and the truth will soon be revealed: Abortion stops a beating heart.

The pro-life movement is one of hope, love and healing, and one that will not be silenced. I encourage readers to look into this incredible stand for human rights, for the 55 million, and counting, lives that have been lost.

Lizzy Svigelj

Crystal Lake

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