March for Life rally sparks controversy in debate over abortion; staffer takes firm pro-life stance


Hailey McEntee, Co-Editor

“I am the pro-life generation.”
“Life counts.”
“We will abolish abortion.”
These are a few of the bold messages that were written on signs at this year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.
More than 600 thousand Americans took over the streets of D.C. on Jan. 22 to protest the Roe vs. Wade court decision which legalized abortion in the United States.
I was blessed to be able to go on this trip and truly understand what we pro-lifers are fighting for.
Fifty-five million babies have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade in 1973.
That’s more than 1.3 million babies every year.
More than 100 thousand babies each month.
More than 3 thousand babies each day.
About 3 babies each minute.
That means about 2 babies have been aborted since you started reading this column.
Imagine how different our world would be with all these young people around who should have been born.
Imagine the intellectual capacity these babies could have held.
One of them could have grown up to cure illnesses like cancer.
One of them could have been a future president of the United States.
But they will never have that opportunity because they were aborted and denied the right to live.
President Barack Obama tweeted shortly after the rally, “Despite attempts to chip away at Roe v. Wade, the decision marks a historic victory for women’s health. #Roe41 #StandWithWomen.”
I can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that our president thinks murdering 55 million babies is any sort of victory.
Not to mention, the actual abortion procedure can lead to serious health problems later in a woman’s life such as pelvic inflammatory disease, more probable miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies.
In America, everyone is always hyped up about having freedom.
Well, why is that any different for a little baby?
No matter what stage of life the child is in, he or she is still a living being and should be treated like one.
On the 41st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Obama said, “Every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.”
Well, you know what?
From the very moment that child is conceived inside of his or her mother, it is no longer part of the woman’s body.
It is then its own body — the body of human being. It has little fingers and little eyelids and a little brain.
To abort that baby is flat out murder.
There are no ifs, ands or buts about it.
Even if a baby is conceived by rape or in an unplanned manner, it’s still a living being.
I understand how a victim of rape would not want to have this baby reminding her of the traumatic experience.
However, these women always have the option to give up the baby for adoption, and it would end up being a blessing to someone else.
According to, less than one percent of all abortions take place because of rape and/or incest. Rape is only a minuscule factor in the dispute over abortion.
By a huge majority, abortions are simply because of unplanned pregnancies.
That means more than 54.5 million babies have been aborted in the past 41 years because of people not being responsible or not thinking things through.
Women are demanding complete control of their bodies.
Well, that should include self-control. If a woman is not ready to be a mother, she can’t afford it or she doesn’t want a child, then she should not have sex.
It’s that simple.
But if you’re going to have sex, at least be careful about it, and be prepared to deal with whatever comes your way.
Having a baby is a big responsibility, but when you have sex without the intent of having a baby, you’re going to have to own up to your actions.
It’s hard to imagine how anyone in their right mind could sit here and argue that it’s OK to kill an innocent little baby.
It is murder.
As former president Ronald Reagan said, “I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”

For another staffer’s pro-choice stance on this debate, check out the April issue of the Tiger Print.