The excitement was as palpable as the frigid temperatures as the 2022 March for Life kicked off in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21, with faith leaders, political leaders and thousands of citizens from across the U.S. uniting to share their support of the pro-life the cause in this critical year. The entire event was livestreamed at charismanews.com.
Let's March for Life! pic.twitter.com/SuEaVZq6pK— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 21, 2022
Along with many others, Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship and the Harvest Crusade ministry shared his support on social media. As someone conceived outside of marriage, Laurie says, "I am against abortion and I am pro-life."
This is my family. They are here because I am here. I was conceived out of wedlock. I could have very easily been aborted, but thank God my mother carried me to term. I am against abortion and I am pro-life. I support the @March_for_Life happening in Washington DC today. pic.twitter.com/Rrr9NH0UbM— Greg Laurie (@greglaurie) January 21, 2022
Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr. and chairman of the America First Policy Institute's Center for the American Dream, also attended the Washington, D.C., March. She shared her support on Facebook, noting that she and the America First team were "boldly crying out for the overturn of Roe v. Wade!"
Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and of Samaritan's Purse, also tweeted his support for the March for Life, noting that his daughter, Cissie Graham Lynch, led in prayer at the March for Life rally:
In her prayer, Lynch expressed concern for women caught in decisions about life:
At the #MarchForLife, @CissieGLynch prayed, "Lord, we know You are the author and creator of all life, and You created life in Your image. ... Lord, I pray for those women who need to know that You are there—that are alone and desperate—that they will feel your love." pic.twitter.com/x9NawvhuJ4— BGEA (@BGEA) January 21, 2022
"We're talking about the most fundamental gift that we've been given: the gift of life," the former Growing Pains star said. "This is really personal for me because my wife [actress Chelsea Noble] is an adopted child. So think about that: There was a young lady who chose life, and because she did that, my wife is alive today. And we have four adopted children who were this close to not existing.
"If my wife had not been born, our two natural children wouldn't have been born. Our whole family is here because of those who have chosen life," Cameron said, adding, "We celebrate and defend life because our hope is ultimately not in Washington, D.C. Our hope is not in the laws that are made here. Our hope is in the power of God who is working in the hearts of the people who are here."
And a time lapse video from LifeNews.com captures the turnout for this year's march:
WOW! Here is the INCREDIBLE full timelapse of today's March for Life.pic.twitter.com/cw3um1etWU— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) January 21, 2022
Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood director who is now a pro-life advocate, posted a simple but powerful message:
Why do we march?— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) January 21, 2022
We march for the past.
We march for the present.
We march for the future.
For those born, unborn, and who will never be born.
We march for life.
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