This past Friday, for the 44th time, pro-lifers congregated to our nation’s capital to promote life. The March for Life rally is generally considered to be the largest gathering of marchers to descend on DC in any given year. While that is heartening to hear, we must keep in mind that the ultimate goal is for there to be no more rallies going forward. Put another way, the objective should be for pro-lifers to never have to march again because we succeeded in our goal of ending abortion.
Steve Deace, a conservative talk radio host and author, posted a powerful testimony on his personal pro-life story that I would encourage our readers to watch. Deace gives the story of how his teenage mother almost made the decision to abort him, he also tells of how his mother-in-law nearly aborted her child, who would become his wife. Deace concludes his testimony with a call-to-action for pro-lifers:
“The time has finally come, now, for us to concoct a strategy for victory. For us to look at each other at this rally and…..to say to each other what do we have to do so we’re not doing this again next year and the year after that and the year after that. And maybe it is not realistic to end this in the next twelve months but until we come up with a plan for victory at some point in the near future we’re gonna keep marching. It is bittersweet to be apart of the largest perennial march in Washington because our cause is just but it has labored for too long. The time has come to win. The time has come to no longer have to march."
Bringing this back to the March for Life, and echoing what Deace said, it is time for us to go on offense with our agenda and win. It may not be realistic to bring an end to the abortion industry in the next twelve months but we need to have a plan going forward and aggressively pursue that goal. It’s called playing the long game, that’s what the left does and that’s why they always win. On our side, we are too wrapped up in “the most important election of our lifetimes” while the left is playing the long game, taking over our culture via Hollywood and the educational system and are doing permanent damage to our constitutional system. Despite this, pro-life activists and conservatives alike have a golden opportunity at this moment. With the Republicans having monopoly control in Washington, and Republicans controlling the vast majority of states throughout the nation, now is the time for activists to put the plan for victory on the table and begin relentlessly pressuring the Republicans to take action against the abortion industry.
The time has come. It is time for us to win.
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