Will You March for Life?
“Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
~ Proverbs 31:8-9 KJV ~
Each day in America 2,363 innocent children are violently killed by abortion. 2,363 irreplaceable people. Gone each day. Friday, January 21st, the 2022 March for Life will continue to play a critical role in building a culture of life in our great nation. Unrelenting, godless shifts in our culture, both morally and politically, and the consistent strategies and practices of politicians, Planned Parenthood, and others, continue to well up within the Lord’s people a relentless, heartfelt sense of urgency to stand up for life once again in 2022.
From our nation’s birth, our founders recognized the dignity inherent to all people, making each one of us equal in our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Because of this, Americans have fought for centuries to advance equality for every person, regardless of race, sex, or disability status. It has taken centuries, but discrimination is now acknowledged as unacceptable just about everywhere in America.
Everywhere, that is, except in the womb.
“Americans discriminate against children in the womb routinely, and with disastrous effect. As our country continues to advance along the path to a more just society, we cannot ignore the discrimination that is taking place against vulnerable unborn babies who some view as ‘less than’ others.” Jeanne Mancini, President of the March For Life Education and Defense Fund, concluded. “In order to create a more just society, we must recognize that equality begins in the womb.”
Every year, thousands of mothers hear that their child will live with Down Syndrome. Instead of giving advice on how to care for children with Down Syndrome, or how much happiness these individuals bring to their families and communities, doctors tell parents that they should abort them. Their “quality of life” would make them better off dead than alive. Tragically, at least 67% of American babies with Down Syndrome are aborted. While some lawmakers have attempted to prevent such discrimination, abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood have sued to keep these discriminatory practices legal.
Similarly, many abortion activists have fought against limiting sex-selective abortions, even though such abortions overwhelmingly target female children compared to male children. These activists argue that abortion is necessary for women to “participate equally in the economic and social life of the Nation.” They ignore the fact that abortion prevents tens of thousands of girls from participating in society at all.
March for life 2022: join us
Christ Church will once again travel to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. If this event is new to you, the March offers a rare opportunity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens, as we take a visibly powerful and prayerful stand for the sanctity of human life. If you have children, consider the March for Life a memorable, incredible real-life lesson in civic privilege and responsibility!
We will gather inside our Christ Church Minton Commons for “check in” between 6:00 and 6:15 am on Friday, January 21st. Our bus will depart Christ Church promptly at 6:30 am. We expect to return to Christ Church at approximately 10:30 pm. Please check the weather forecast for the Washington DC area and dress accordingly; comfortable shoes are a must as you will be on your feet, standing and walking, for 3-4 hours.
Our bus will make one, 15-minute comfort stop each way for bathroom breaks and to stretch. Please pack sufficient lunch/dinner items and snacks to eat on the bus. Our meals will be eaten on the bus.
This year’s cost is $35 per person, and includes water and various light snacks throughout our travels to and from Washington D.C.
If you are an adult (18+), please complete and submit the registration form below. Once your online registration has been completed, you will receive an email containing detailed instructions for our day together. Please save these instructions for future reference.
Special student rate of $20. Scholarships are available, so please don’t let cost be a hindrance to your attendance. Also, a maximum rate for larger families ($125) is offered when you register.
If you are a Middle or High School student, you must complete and submit a signed permission form through student ministry. Student registrants must turn in completed permission forms with payment to Pastor Jeremiah Stauffer (email@example.com or 412-741-4900 x-121) no later than Monday, January 17th.
CCGF March For Life Coordinator, Pastor Barry Mariana firstname.lastname@example.org