Huckabee and Palin Join Pro-Life Advocates at Virtual March for Life
by Steven Ertelt
January 21, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Money, time, attending local pro-life events, lack of vacation time from work — these are reasons why the majority of Americans who are pro-life may not be able to make the March for Life. But with the Virtual March for Life web site, pro-life people like Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are joining their pro-life colleagues in spirit.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are expected to attend tomorrow’s national March for Life, but more than 48,000 pro-life Americans are registering their attendance at the Virtual March for Life.
Americans United for Life Action, in an effort to bolster the "real" event, launched the first-ever Virtual March for Life earlier this week. This innovative online campaign allows people to create an avatar of themselves and "march" online.
As part of this effort, the Virtual March for Life is featuring prominent pro-life leaders who are lending their support to the cause.
LifeNews.com has joined the effort along with potential 2012 presidential candidates Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee.
"Though I can’t be in Washington tomorrow, my heart is with the marchers. Those of us who can’t be there can still join them online at the Virtual March for Life," Palin wrote on her Facebook page. "Please follow the link and join the tens of thousands of your fellow Americans who are already marching online. Together we can bear witness to the beauty and blessings of the culture of life."
Huckabee promoted the virtual March for Life in an email LifeNews.com received.
"I am joining the Virtual March for Life today on Washington and I hope you will as well," he said. "If you are unable to join fellow Americans in Washington, DC you can still stand and be counted."
"The current health care bill with taxpayer funding for abortion is hanging in the balance, help make our voice heard," he added. "So much is at stake in this moment."
Members of Congress, talk show host Lars Larson, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Republican Party chairman Michael Steele are among the pro-life luminaries who are participating.
Charmaine Yoest, the president of Americans United for Life, told LifeNews.com she’s excited by the participation and hopes it will grow the contingent of pro-life advocates opposing pro-abortion health care.
"The healthcare bill as currently written will unravel long-standing federal policy by allowing public funds to be used for abortion," she said. "Because of the magnitude of this threat, this year’s national March for Life will be the most important in history."
"We created the Virtual March for Life to encourage people to be here tomorrow and to give voice to countless Americans who can’t be in Washington but wish they could. We are encouraging everyone to click and be heard," she added.
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