By Mary DeTurris Poust
This morning I searched and searched the two daily newspapers that arrive on our doorstep each morning for print coverage of the March for Life. Nothing at all to be found in the newspaper that allegedly includes "all the news that's fit to print," and, in the local daily -- buried deep inside a national news roundup page -- a teensy tiny blurb that did not include the number of participants and focused more on Republican gains in the House than on the matter at hand. What number did it include? The second paragraph led with with the news that "more than three dozen lawmakers addressed the crowd." That's a lot of lawmakers, but, personally, I think the Associated Press put that tidbit of information there to mislead readers by making it seem as if the key figure in this story was three dozen, not hundreds of thousands, as was the reality.
As all of us know, what happens at the March for Life would stay at the March for Life were it not for pro-life bloggers and reporters who make sure the real story gets out there. Sometimes it's the print folks who miss the facts and the bloggers who get it right.
So, if you, like me, could not find one decent mainstream media story about the march, here's a link to prove to you that, once again, pro-lifers came out in magnificent and peaceful force to let the world know that, in the words of Dr. Seuss, "a person's a person, no matter how small."
Matt K Cassens over at St. Blogustine has a great post with loads of photos to give you a very clear picture of just what the March for Life looked like.
Here's a snippet from Matt's blog post:
There was great excitement in Washington DC today as over 250,000 people converged on the National Mall for a pro-life rally and the 38th annual March For Life. The atmosphere is super-charged every year as young and old alike show their support for overturning the infamous Roe v. Wade court case which legalized abortion-on-demand.
They came from all over the country and from distant lands overseas: from as far as Alaska, Texas, Maine, Florida, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, and Vietnam. There were mostly Catholics it seemed, but also Methodists, Lutherans, Presbyterians, Baptists, as well as some Jewish Rabbis on hand. And this is not merely a white man's battle. All races have a dog in this fight. And all were in good spirits as they celebrated life, and seemed filled with the Grace of God when explaining our pro-life position to the almost 10 so-called pro-choicers that showed up. Yes, whereas last year they numbered almost 60, this year they barely broke double digits.
Click HERE to read/see more. (Notice that Matt did not forget to include the number of marchers: 250,000! No wonder the secular press tries to hide that information.)