ACP Joins the Washington State March for Life

ACP Joins the Washington State March for Life
Today, the ACP joined the March for Life in Olympia, WA! Despite the inclement weather, there was still about 2,500 people in attendance standing up for babies’ rights. The ACP was there because pro-lifers — even dedicated ones who attend marches in the cold — need to be educated on and reminded of the full extent and brutal reality of abortion. We received several positive comments, including those from a man who had never seen what abortion looks like. He expressed his shock and thanked us for being there. Here are a few pictures from the event. You can see the rest on our Facebook page.
  • Anonymous

    The ACP was there because pro-lifers — even dedicated ones who attend marches in the cold — need to be educated on and reminded of the full extent and brutal reality of abortion.

    You statement comes off as being very arrogant "pro-lifers- need to be educated on and reminded of the full extent and brutal reality of abortion." Your addressing people who have been actively involved in many aspects of pro-life for decades. All who braved the weather to be present at event of political action are very aware of the full extent of abortion and most are much more involved than just holding graphic signs. Show the Truth Washington has been standing in front of abortion mills with graphic signs for decades in Olympia (one of, if not the most pro-death city's in this state). Show the Truth Washington is also involved with other aspects of pro-life such as providing homes for pregnant teens, engaging in dialog with those of opposing view points and well connected with other resources for women. The majority of people outraged and offended by your signs are those who have participated in the killing of an Innocent to some extent. Like PTSD when a post- abortive female or male is confronted with the horror of what they have been part of it takes them back to the trauma of the event. If you are not offering any recourse's or help for the surviving victims of abortion you are simply just stirring up emotions and perpetuating gridlock of opposing ideologies and quite honestly are no good for the cause of healing the victims and converting the majority who have been deceived by the culture of death. Did you even bother to take time to talk to your Representatives or engage with other pro-life groups and leaders as to what they are doing and how we can serve each other in this war? If your only goal is to show photos of the victims of this war and promote yourself I drought you will be welcomed to these types of events. Some of us that have seen dead children close up would prefer our children that image of the war and don't believe they have too to know that killing of a human being is wrong. I know the use of graphic signs have a useful role in this war, but they need to be used in the right place at the right time. You say on your web site "we won't knowingly go to an area where only children are present."This was a family event and quite honestly the diehard pro-life folks that made it don't need to be educated by you, please be more respectful in the future. If being pro-life doesn't humble you you will soon burn out. If we have not love we have nothing to contribute.

    Sincerely and respectfully,

    Joseph

    P.S. There were not 2,500 people at the march this year due to the weather. The secular media underestimated it at 450-500 as they normally do, but to say 2,500 would be dishonest.

  • Tom Herring

    Joseph,

    Planned Parenthood cannot believe their good fortune in battling an opposition that would actually work together with them in suppressing the evidence — even at their own pro-life rallies! — that abortion kills children.

    A few minutes ago we received an email from a 14 year old girl in Orlando. Seeing our pictures, she writes, "i never knew how bad abortion was, i never supported it, but never knew the truth until now." We had the very same reaction from a young man at Tuesday's rally in Olympia. But, to your mind, a galvanized youth leading the fight against — and defeating — baby killing is secondary to the emotions which our signs stir up. In sum, yours is a philosophy which subjugates the lives of unborn babies to the feelings of born people.

    "All who braved the weather to be present at event of political action are very aware of the full extent of abortion"

    No, not all. As I mentioned, one man we talked to had no idea abortion was anything like the pictures he saw for the very first time on Tuesday.

    "..and most are much more involved than just holding graphic signs."

    Is that so? I would venture to say that for most, this was their first and last pro-life event for 2012. Most will be back again for the annual pilgrimage with their family and friends; but for many, that is the extent of their activism. I know because prior to getting involved with the pictures, marching for life was the extent of my own activism. I honestly didn't know there was anything more I could do. And it explains the depressing reality that forty years (count them) of marches-for-life later, Roe is still here and we still butcher a million babies a year. The truth is wearing a lapel pin, buying a rose on Respect Life Sunday, and driving to Olympia in January is just enough activism to salve the aching conscience of a sincere pro-lifer, but hardly enough to save a single baby.

    Injustices which are covered up have no hope of ending. Students of history know that it was *pictures* of injustice which inspired social reformers like Rosa Parks to *do something* about the injustice.

    Perhaps a hypothetical analogy would help. What you are proposing is that if I was a good German living in Nazi Germany and had somehow obtained photos from inside the concentration camps, you believe it would be better for me to cover up the evidence of the inhuman brutality while at an anti-concentration camp rally for the sake of the stirred-up emotions which guards who had defected might experience.

    Your position is well-meaning, but tragically misguided and absurd. And it's a position that ultimately costs lives.