Attending the March for Life: Through the Eyes of a 12-Year-Old Pro-Lifer

Opinion   |   Sarah   |   Feb 3, 2014   |   12:34PM   |   Washington, DC

My name is Sarah. I am 12 years old, and I got the spectacular opportunity of going to this year’s March for Life!

When my mother first invited me, I was excited, but I didn’t exactly know how I should feel. I knew what abortion was and that I didn’t like the thought of it, but I never thought it was something I could get involved in. Now, after spending 3 hours in the cold, I know exactly what I am fighting for, to abolish abortion, and that I can have a large part in winning this fight!

marchforlife27Before the March for Life took place, I went to a Youth Rally. This rally was to teach the youth marchers about what has been going on for the past 41 years since Roe v. Wade and how they can help overturn and abolish abortion for good. I think that the Youth Rally really helped everyone truly understand why what has been happening in every state is disgusting and heartbreaking. Going to the rally was influential, and I couldn’t wait to start the march that next day. As I walked out of the large ballroom that the rally was held in, I knew where I stood. I was against abortion completely, and nothing would ever change my mind.

Stepping out of the warm hotel into freezing temperatures on the day of the march, I didn’t really mind the cold. I was standing up for what I believed in and, to me, the unborn children were more important than myself at that very moment in time. Some people gave me funny looks, but I didn’t care. I just wish more people would understand the shame that can come with abortion, and that it just shouldn’t be happening. I knew there were people in that giant crowd that completely agreed with me, and some who had exceptions.

One group who will never make any exceptions is Save the 1. I was able to meet and spend time with all of the wonderful people in the group. The group included men and women who were all either victims of, or conceived from rape or incest. As we walked, I saw people holding signs that said ‘I Regret My Abortion’ and such. I wish every single one of them healing, and pray they don’t have any exceptions at all. I pray that those who do have exceptions or think that abortion should be legalized completely will change their minds. I feel that every life should be valued and given the chance to fulfill the plan God has for them. I hope more people will understand how everyone who is 100% Pro-Life feels, and will have no exceptions.

In the future, I definitely see myself being a part of the Pro-Life movement. I would like to go to the March for Life every year until abortion is abolished. I want to stand beside and defend all of the unborn children, and be the voice that they do not have. I believe that all children, born or unborn, are important and if more students and youth were informed about abortion the future could hold more hope to stop abortion for good.