January 25, 2013

Heading to the March for Life

When I was in high school, we had a pro-life speaker come in to give a talk.  He told us when we were signing each other's yearbooks to leave blank pages for the 1/3 of our class that was not with us because they were aborted.  

One third. 

I had the same reaction then as I do now.  

Deep sadness.  Longing.  Heartache.  Can you miss people you've never met before?  I do.  

55 million babies have been aborted since Roe vs. Wade 40 years ago.  

I frequently wonder about all those people who were never born.  People who should be in our world today, but are not.  People who could have been my best friends, neighbors, mentors, or family members. Who are we missing in the world today?

Did you know that Steve Jobs' mother got pregnant with him in college, and she gave him up for adoption?  

What if other mothers who aborted their children gave them up for adoption as well?  How different would our world be today if those people were still alive?  


It is with great mourning that Thomas and I are heading to DC this morning to march for life in memory of all who have been lost.  


I may write more about abortion later, but it's 4:00 in the morning right now, and I am exhausted and leaving!

Caitlin 

13 comments:

  1. Caitlin,
    I love you for marching! Thank you!

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  2. 4 a.m. is part of the experience! I'm not able to make it to the March this year, but I'll be praying for you two and everyone else =)

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  3. I was not able to go this year - so thank you for going!
    God bless and be safe (try to stay warm!)

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  4. I hope you have a wonderful experience! Stay warm :)

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  5. I feel the same way...it is so very sad thinking of all those in our generation who have been killed by abortion. I was able to go the March for many years too (in college and law school) and am very jealous of you! :)

    Prayers for a safe trip! God bless all you marchers!

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  6. I love when people put it in physical terms like the 1/3 reference. Also, prayers for a safe and fruitful trip!

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  7. I love that you are so passionate about this!

    One thing though... since you care about promoting adoption as an alternative to abortion, perhaps you might wish to invest a little time in learning about language that helps to promote adoption? Speaking of "giving up" a child is the sort of negative language which makes it more difficult for women to choose life because it makes the choice of adoption that much more difficult. Ouch, right?

    http://international.adoption.com/foreign/adoption-language-2.html

    http://www.ppl.org/old/adoptlan.html

    And, for a negative explanation of how this language works: http://firstmomout.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/positive-adoption-language-pffft/

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    1. Hi Rae,

      Thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I had no idea that this was an issue, and I apologize if I offended you or anyone else in writing about it. I will be more conscious of the language I use in the future to talk about adoption.

      Thank you!
      Caitlin

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  8. My husband and I went to the March a few years ago but ever since we had kiddos we have passed. I really really want to go with them... one day.

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  9. Those statistics are just heartbreaking. I just can't wrap my mind around how anyone could be for abortion.
    Anyway, thank you for going to the march! That's a good thing you're doing!

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  10. This is my 7th year in a row going since I was in college, and the 5th time I have brought young people from youth ministry...it is so amazing the vast majority of young people that come...keep rocking it out young church!! :)

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    1. That's sooo awesome! I know, I really loved seeing all the young people out there!!

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  11. What a strong image that speaker gave you - and now me! Wow. I think we forget to put faces to those babies...
    I want to say thank you for going to the march and lending them a voice!!!

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