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Upwards of 30,000 attend 6th annual March for Life in Rome

by | May 9, 2016

By Dave Andrusko

romemarchforlife4reRegular NRL News Today readers are keenly aware that protective laws are in the pro-abortionists’ cross-hairs, and not just in South and Latin America. Pro-lifers across the globe know that in addition to all the patient, day-to-day work they are doing, they must also “show the colors.”

That’s why yesterday’s sixth annual March for Life (Marcia per la Vita) in Rome was so important. Breitbart’s Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., wrote that upwards of 30,000 attended the festivities dedicated to affirming the value of human life from conception to natural death.

Pete Baklinski and John-Henry Westen reported that, for the first time, an Italian Bishop attended the March. They wrote

While Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke has been a fixture at the March for many years, this year Archbishop Luigi Negri was in attendance. In addition, Kazakhstan Bishop Athanasius Schneider also attended the March. The traditional Saturday night prayer vigil before the March this year also had a first-time special guest as Cardinal Burke was joined by Cardinal George Pell.

Williams added

The timing of the March was scheduled to conclude when Pope Francis was coming out to greet the crowds gathered in the Square for his weekly Sunday midday prayer. The Pope, who has been a vocal adversary of abortion and euthanasia, offered a personal greeting of encouragement to the marchers.

In his most recent letter, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), the Pope condemns abortion, calling it “a horrendous contradiction” when an unborn child is killed in the “sanctuary of life” that is the family.

“So great is the value of a human life, and so inalienable the right to life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb, that no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate that life, which is an end in itself and which can never be considered the ‘property’ of another human being,” he wrote.

Reggie Littlejohn, who heads Women’s Rights Without Frontiers, said, “The March for Life Italy is getting a growing international presence. There are many international pro-life leaders at the March this year, and in particular I’m marching on behalf of the women and babies of China who are being forcibly aborted or aborted just because they’re girls. So I’m very honored to have been here.”

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