By Mary DeTurris Poust
Back when I was in high school, getting on a bus early every January 22 to travel to Washington, D.C., and march with fellow pro-lifers through the streets of our nation's capital to protest Roe vs. Wade was business as usual. In rain or snow or freezing temperatures, we would walk and pray and sing. It was a powerful experience, one that is repeated year after year by people who travel from much greater distances than I ever did.
But for many people, the trip to Washington is just not feasible. Now there' s a way for them to join the march -- at least virtually. Taking a page out of video games-meet science fiction, Americans United for Life (AUL) has created the Virtual March for Life. So far more than 36,280 people -- including yours truly -- have registered for a walk that promises to be much drier and warmer than in years past.
You simply register and choose an avatar, a virtual creation of yourself. (See, I told you it was like a video game.) When you finish, the program puts you with the other marchers on the National Mall. Too gimmicky? Perhaps. But it's also a powerful way to let people know that you would be there in person if you could. There are buttons that allow you to link the site to your Facebook or Twitter accounts.
Click HERE to register or get more information.