Yesterday I went to the March for Life 2011 in Washington DC. I live about 20 minutes outside of DC. I went with my highschool. People told us we were crazy to go out for 5 hours in 20 degree weather, but I told them I wouldn’t miss it. At the March, I saw the abortionNO.com billboards and had to stop and look. My friends and I were aghast. At the March someone handed me a “I am an abortion abolitionist” poster. As I was putting this up on the bulletin board in my bedroom, I remembered the posters from this website. I decided to take a look. That was about 2 and half hours ago. I looked at the pictures and watched the videos and read the mothers accounts of regret after the abortion. I am crying. In the past couple hours, I also started researching about President Obama’s views on abortion, about Planned Parenthood, and about the actual process of abortion. I have been erading many abortion articles by Michelle Malkin, and I just learned about the Philadelphia Horror. I JUST HEARD ABOUT IT. Something that awful and horrific, how could that not be top story on the news??? REality TV stars get more airtime on the news than actual murder of babies. I am crying right now, at the injustice of it all! I watched the news last night to see if there would be coverage of the March. It got a one minute spot 40 minutes after the program started, after local news, some report about a reality tv star, and 2 weather reports. WHere are our PRIORITIES?? I have spent a good deal of time on this website, at least 2 and half hours. I am reading all of the reporst and looking at all of the pictures because right after I send this, I am writing a letter to my congressman. I have never felt more inspired to take action after looking at this website. I have always been ProLife, having been raised in a strong CAtholic family, and having received a Catholic education. But ever since I began reading all this information and seeing all the pictures online today, I have never truly understood the injustice. I promise not to just be a prolife supporter now, I promise to be a prolife advocate. I will be a voice to those who cannot be heard. I may only be 15, but I will not stand for the absolute crap that is going on here. Thank you, THANK YOU, for opening my eyes to th reality of how bad abortion was. Yesterday (at the March for Life 2011) was the second time I have been to the March. My favorite part about it was how any young people there were, how many high schoolers there were like me. How is it that teenagers, whose opnions are often tossed aside by adults, are able to see more clearly than the government of our “brightest leaders” who continues to avoid the truth? The March for Life has changed my life, and I swear, I will go every year until the day I die.
15-year-old female /
Falls Church, VA