Not everyone can go to DC or Walk for Life. I get it. For someone who has attended all but two in my 15 years of experience (Yes, I was there weeks after the FBI coup of January 6th, 2021. I missed two because of snow blizzards), I realized that there are many who can’t go to these annual gatherings because of work, health, or even family obligations.
Don’t worry, I have five suggestions that can help pro-lifers stand in solidarity with the woman and her unborn child along with hundreds of thousands who will peacefully march for abortion to become unthinkable.
Go to Mass
Many parishes will have Mass offered for the souls of the unborn children murdered by an apathetic Supreme Court let alone states who are pushing for extreme abortion laws. It will likely happen either on the day of the March or on the original anniversary of Roe v Wade.
Pray the rosary!
Offer the rosary on the day of the march for the legal protection of the unborn children. Be sure to include the conversion of those involved with abortion. Priests for Life has some great prayer suggestions to incorporate into the next rosary for life.
Make a Holy Hour
Mother Teresa has stressed the importance of Catholics being committed to a weekly Holy Hour if they want abortion to end.
Tip: See if the pastor can have one before or after Mass in the coming days before or after the March for Life. Consider making this a monthly thing
Host a Local Rally
Yes, we have hundreds of people who can’t make the trek. Perhaps a local rally can help pro-lifers in the community rally and support for life. Even have a march from the church to the nearest abortion facility praying the rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet.
Attend a Pro-Life Vigil
Abortions are still happening. The numbers are speaking for themselves. Pro-lifers must step up their game to defeat the abortion lobby on the local and even state level. It begins when we step out into the trenches alone or with a group praying the rosary, offering love and support to the mom in need, and most importantly, putting our pro-life convictions into practice like never before.
Bonus: Write to local and federal representatives
Okay, there is more than five. I have a good reason for giving one more suggestion. One crucial thing that pro-lifers must do is to challenge the status quo. In the case of every pro-life voter, we must challenge the record of every member of congress.
Every two years, 88% of Congress is up for election let along state offices. Some have been in office longer than I was born (I’m a millennial and in my mid 30s). And let’s face it, many have done little to none to protect the most vulnerable in our society, yet they wound up getting another term. It is time to change it. Accountability on not just pro-abortion politicians but also lukewarm officials who provided the "pro-life" lip service on the campaign trail.
Catholics, it is time to put our pro-life conviction into action. We must show our nation that we're a pro-life nation. It begins with us. Let us stand in solidairty with every mom and unborn child.