AUL’s William Saunders and Veronika Johannsen write at LifeNews:
Monday marked the inauguration of President Obama to a second term as the most pro-abortion president in our nation’s history. He is unyieldingly committed to upholding Roe v Wade, the Supreme Court decision ushering in the age of abortion.
That the inauguration was held on the annual day of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is deeply ironic. While King led a nation–changing civil rights movement, the longest running civil rights movement in our nation’s history is the pro-life movement. Since Roe v. Wade was announced in January 1973, the March for Life has brought people from around the country to Washington, DC to protest the arrogance and injustice of the decision. It is estimated that more than 400,000 people will attend the March this Friday.
Forty years after Roe, we look back on what was hailed as a woman’s fundamental “right,” and we are saddened to see the negative impact it has had on our society, knowing that nearly 55,000,000 Americans are no longer with us after losing their lives to abortion. This championed “freedom of choice” has not only left millions upon millions dead, but it has also left countless women wounded from the abuses of the abortion industry. As a nation, we mourn the deaths of not only the unborn children, but also women like Tonya Reeves who died last July after complications from an abortion procedure at a Chicago Planned Parenthood.