The March for Life has announced the 2019 theme of its annual national pro-life demonstration, and it takes aim at one of the pro-abortion crowd’s flimsiest crutches.
Through its new theme, “Unique from day one: Pro-life is pro-science,” the March highlights the scientific underpinnings behind the pro-life movement.
“Pro-life is pro-science,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini told reporters at a Capitol Hill press conference on Thursday, “and science should always be at the service of life, not the reverse.”
“Science makes it clear that human life and our uniqueness as individuals is true from the moment of conception or fertilization,” Mancini added. “And that’s why every january, we march.”
“For us to believe what the pro-abortion movement tells us about early human life and the flourishing of women and the decency of our culture requires blindness, deafness, and silencing of the truth,” said Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, a radiologist and policy adviser for the Catholic Association.
“But modern science has changed everything,” Christie said, referring to medical advancements such as in the area of prenatal imaging that give us a better look at our children before they make their birthday debuts. “It has opened our eyes, it’s opened our ears, and it’s allowed us to speak the truth with perfect confidence.”
At the press conference, Christie also pointed out that the original version of the Hippocratic oath also prohibited physicians who took it from participating in abortions as further evidence of the scientific support for pro-life beliefs.
At the event, the organization also unveiled this powerful video to accompany this year’s theme. It’s definitely worth a watch.
“Our DNA is present at the moment of fertilization, and no fingerprint ever — past, present or future — is like yours,” Mancini said, referencing the video. “And that’s what it means to be unique from day one.”