The fourth annual Louisiana Life March was held in Baton Rouge on Saturday, January 18th at noon. My husband and I loaded up our mini van with our little (and medium-sized) pro-lifers and headed to the capital to show our support. My youngest asked me a question. “Mom. We marched two years ago. You mean they are still hurting babies? It didn’t work?” It broke my heart – his innocence – so trusting in humankind to do the right thing.
The theme for this year’s march was “Adoption, the Power of Possibility.” There were two guest speakers who shared powerful stories of a regretted abortion and an adoption that took 8 years to finalize! A band from a Christian church and a solo vocalist provided inspiring music. In my pictures above, you’ll see the former archbishop of New Orleans, Archbishop Alfred Hughes (he was walking in front of us in the bee bop cap. Speaking at the podium was the President of Louisiana Right to Life, Ben Clapper. In the background of that picture you can see New Orleans’ current Archbishop Gregory Aymond. He kicked off the event with prayer.
As you can see it was a beautiful day. We enjoyed being part of this wonderful ecumenical event! IF ONLY one simple march would rid the world of the atrocities of abortion!