March for Life Marks 43 Years Since Roe

January 22, 2016

by Gary L. Bauer


Photo via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Photo via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The March For Life will take place today on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The annual march memorializes the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision 43 years ago in Roe v. Wade forcing every state in the union to permit the destruction of innocent unborn children.

After more than four decades of marching year after year in the bitter cold and snow, some might ask, “Nothing is changing. Why keep doing it?” Many Americans said the same thing about slavery after the Supreme Court’s horrific Dred Scott decision. Thankfully, men and women of faith in the 1800s persevered and slavery was abolished.

When it comes to attitudes about abortion today, hearts and minds are changing. A recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion finds that Americans overwhelmingly reject the extreme abortion-on-demand agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Here are some key findings of the survey:

  • 81% of Americans support some restrictions on abortion. Only 12% say a woman should be able to abort her child at any time during her pregnancy.
  • 60% of Americans believe abortion is morally wrong.
  • 68% of Americans, including 69% of women, oppose the use of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
  • 61% support banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except to save the life of the mother.

My friends, we are winning the debate!

We are just one or two Supreme Court appointments away from restoring some legal protections for children in the womb. The stakes in the 2016 election could hardly be greater. Who wins the presidency is literally a life and death decision for millions of unborn babies.

Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.


Gary L. Bauer served in President Ronald Reagan's administration for eight years, as Under Secretary of Education and as President Reagan's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.

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