March for Life a Huge Success

WASHINGTON, Jan 22, 2001 ( – As hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers gather to March for Life today, President George Bush sent a message of support via pro-life Rep. Chris Smith saying: “The promises of our Declaration of Independence are not just for the strong, the independent or the healthy. They are for everyone, including unborn children.” Today is the 28th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States. “We share a great goal, to work toward a day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law … to build a culture of life, affirming that every person at every stage and season of life, is created equal in God’s image.”

Among the pro-lifers was Ray Flynn, a Democrat who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican from 1993 to 1997. Cybercast News Service reports that Flynn said Monday’s demonstration reminded him of a conversation with John Paul II in 1993 at World Youth Day in Denver: “The Holy Father told me ‘I’ve seen the face of young America, and the future of America is promising’.” Flynn, one of the prominent Democrats who broke ranks with his party to publicly support George Bush, said: “I made my statement, because it is more important to be a good Catholic and a good American, than to be a good Democrat.” Flynn advised, “President Bush needs to send a clear message of his commitment to pro-life causes and his commitment to supporting legislation that protects the unborn. If President Clinton could send a strong pro-choice message at the beginning of his presidency, President Bush can do the reverse.”

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