The winter storm that hit the mid-Atlantic could not stop throngs of pro-lifers from taking their annual trek to Washington, D.C., to remember the 56 million babies who have died since Roe v. Wade was decided on January 23, 1973.
â€œAmerica chose the wrong path of history in 1973, when seven Justices of the Supreme Court voted for abortion,â€ said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.
â€œThe right to life is the right of all rights, without which no other right has meaning. We must protect innocent children from such a brutal death, and we must lift up women and mothers who are created in the image of God. Abortion concerns and affects everyone,â€ said Staver.
In 2013 there were 87 abortion clinics closed, a record number since 1973. This year several abortion clinics have already closed. More and more pro-life legislation is being passed by the state legislatures. â€œI believe we will see the return of a culture of life, where the preborn are protected,â€ said Staver.
This yearâ€™s March for Life theme is Adoption. Sadly, for every one baby that is adopted in the United States every year, another 61 are aborted.
â€œUnplanned does not mean unlovable,â€ Staver said. â€œNo story is dearer than an adoption story where a heroic mother gives the ultimate gift and a loving family emerges. Liberty Counsel encourages women facing a crisis pregnancy to choose life, choose adoption,â€ Staver concluded.
Liberty Counsel partnered with other pro-life organizations, including Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting, to launch the pro-life website www.LifeUnited.org.