It was wonderful to see so many of my Operation Outcry ladies again!!! I miss them so much when we are not together! I also got a chance to meet quite a few new people. They love me before they meet me and I do the same. When you share abortion regret there is an instant bond. A knowing of what someone has already been through.
I was excited to hear the speakers at the rally before The March. I heard Jim Sensenbrenner from WI. Congressman I think. I will have to write him a thank you card. The crowd was enthusiastic and responded louder and louder with each speaker.
Father Frank Pavone and some students from Christendom College held the March for Life banner. Silent No More Awareness was next. These women hold signs that say I Regret My Abortion. Operation Outcry followed them with Abortion Hurt Me signs. Being at the front was amazing. I was thrilled to march with so many people who share the same passion. There were crowds on either side of the streets and they clapped and cheered for us. Many took our pictures and were filming. One woman shouted out, "God's mercy on you! God's mercy on you!" A man yelled, "Precious witnesses! Precious witnesses!" That did it for me. I cried for much of the time.
It was hard to take it all in. There were an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 people marching for life and for that I am so grateful to have been a part of it. A.Ma.Zing. Yes, I know. I already said that.
I saw some newspapers that printed the customary photos of strife between the prochoicers and prolifers. Honestly I only saw maybe six signs that read Keep Abortion Legal. Can we say OUTNUMBERED?
I shall never forget as long as I live the feeling of being in Washington, D.C. to stand for LIFE. I want to thank the person that made it possible for me and my WI girls to go. You know who you are.