(CNSNews.com)—As Washington, D.C. prepares for the first March for Life since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) released a message on Jan.18 for those attending and supporting the march. He said, “your work—and mine—won’t be done until this country is truly safe for women and the unborn.”
“This year’s march—unlike marches of the past—will not be directed at overturning Roe v. Wade,” said Rubio in a press release. “This January, you have legitimate cause for celebration. And yet, the fact that you’re still here shows that you think our work isn’t done. And you’re right…. Your work — and mine — won’t be done until this country is truly safe for women and the unborn.”
Rubio further said, “Unborn babies cannot run away from the abortionist. They cannot protest the violation of their most basic inalienable right—their right to life—because they have no voice of their own. We must be their voice.”
Since the Dobbs decision in June 2022, the Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade, March for Life has continued to fight for “a culture of life in the United State of America,” and Sen. Rubio is joining them in their campaign.
He said, “In fact, the dismantling of America’s pro-abortion legal regime requires we do even more to support pregnant and new moms, as well as their young children. Rhetoric isn’t enough, which is why Representative Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa) and I introduced the Providing for Life Act. This comprehensive package will provide real assistance for American parents and children in need.”
On Sept 15, 2022, Sen. Rubio and Rep. Hinson introduced the Providing for Life Act which is, “comprised of nine bills that support expecting moms through pregnancy and once their children are born by expanding access to important federal resources and grant programs, recognizing the importance of community and faith-based services, and empowering parents to raise healthy, happy babies regardless of socioeconomic status.”
Sen. Rubio ended his message stating, “In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “the arc of history bends toward justice,” even if it is an arc that requires patience and faith to be seen. There are many more marches to come, but we’re on a good track at long last.”
March for Life will conduct its 50th annual march Jan. 20 at 1:00 pm ET starting between 10th and 12th Streets and ending at the Supreme Court. They have chosen to take a different marching route this year that takes them past the U.S. Capitol because “we will give witness to the inherent dignity of the human person to pro-life and pro-abortion legislators alike, helping them understand that we will not cease advocating for women and children until every life is protected,” said the group’s website.
Some speakers include NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, House Majority Leader Steve Scalise (R-La), Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J), Bishop Michael Burbidge, and March for Life President Jeanne Mancini.
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