Fox News reports that from laymen to leaders, conservative and pro-life Christians are showing up at Friday’s DC pro-life March for Life in droves.
Many of them are no doubt encouraged and thrilled at the scheduled appearance of President Donald Trump.
Trump is the first U.S. president to ever address the rally in person.
Appearing on “Fox & Friends: First” with host Heather Childers, March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said that President Trump has “absolutely put his money where his mouth is” on pro-life issues.
Their own words speak volumes as to their commitment to this cause.
“Inviting wonderful Evangelical leaders like … Pastor David Platt from McLean Bible Church, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, to participate is one small way we do this. We want to do everything possible to welcome pro-life people of all faiths to the March for Life,” said march organizer Jeanne Mancini.
The march began in 1974 as mainly a Roman Catholic event. It has expanded to include all faiths.
Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the famed pastor and advisor to presidents the late Rev. Billy Graham, Wednesday morning said on Facebook: “I’m going to do something on Friday that I’ve never done before — I’m going to march. I’m going to DC to walk in the March for Life.”
Pastor Jack Graham, no relation to Franklin Graham, said, “This is my first time. We’re at a tipping point on the issue of the sanctity of life in the country and the very fact that the president is speaking live for the first time just indicates the massive movement of life for evangelicals in the country.”
The young are also taking part.
“As soon as I found out about it…I purchased my ticket right away,” student Jordan Jantzen, 21, told Fox.
He continued, “I just continue to get blown away by seeing so many people my age. It shows that we are the pro-life generation and we believe the sanctity of human life is of utmost importance from conception until natural death.”
If the laws of this nation are ever to turn away from abortion it will not initially come from politicians, as most are too timid to buck what they think is a national consensus on the issue.
It will come from pro-life grassroots support like this march that is leveraged into political pressure at the ballot box and in campaign cash donated to pro-life candidates.
It is the only language the political class of this nation understands.
Watch President Trump’s speech at the event: