2012 March for Life, a set on Flickr.
This is my picture essay from the 2012 March for Life. Updated: all pictures are up!
If you see a face you recognize, or see mention of a parish you know, or a school, please send them this link. Feel free to use this link fr your own pro-life activities, or for your parish. I am opening these pictures to the public domain so the truth can be seen.
My thoughts and observations are with each picture, rather than here. However, I wish to say that despite what the media reports, it is a gathering of some 500,000 people and mostly youth. This I saw with my own eyes.
And . . . joyous youth. Led by adults that included clergy and religious who were unafraid to wear their clerics, habits, and robes. This is why you see young seminarians, novices, friars - their numbers increase because events like this encourage vocations when the young remember who marched with them.
An employee of the USCCB with whom I marched joked with me, "I hope they overturn Roe v. Wade in a warmer month, so then we can continue our annual celebratory pro-life marches in comfort!" Next year is the 40th anniversary - start planning now to be there.
Warning: there are two images in the photo set that depict the remains of aborted fetuses, one in color and one in black-and-white. I do NOT advocate the use of such images when witnessing for pro-life; however, as this photo essay is for reportage as well as commentary, I am including them. For your reference, they are image March 2012_114 and March 2012_116.