By Currents News Staff
A livestream connected a New York City rally with others across the nation. They were all on the same mission: to fight for life.
The national pro-life organization, Students for Life, also held rallies in Los Angeles, Tyler, Texas, Kansas City, San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
The events helped to unify the movement, explains group leader, Lauren Marlowe.
“Doing livestreams and being active on social media is a really good way to show people and connect people and get them to understand that you’re not alone in this,” Lauren said.
They gathered together after many rallies were forced to go virtual this past year, including the March for Life in the nation’s capitol.
“There’s just going to be this huge resurgence, young people are hungry to get back out here and proclaim truth again, on the streets, in the field where it matters the most,” said another leader within the group, Kate Maloney.
She further explained that the rallies were being held to thank the Catholic leaders who continuously fight for the unborn. The events were also to send a pro-life message to those at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meeting who will soon discuss if abortion-supporting politicians can partake in the Eucharist.
“We just want to urge the bishops to fight for life in a really positive and encouraging way and to know that we are praying for them because they are our Fathers,” Kate explained.
The group also asked Catherine Donohoe to speak. Cathy runs the Bridge to Life – a crisis pregnancy center in the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Proving through action – that this really is the pro-life generation.
“The abortion industry has done an amazing job at the horrible act of making it seem like our entire generation is pro-choice,” Lauren explained, “and that’s not true at all.”
According to Gallup polls, 39 percent of people 18 to 34 years old are pro-life.
The Students for Life echoed their message through the trendy and young streets of Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood. They started at the old St. Patrick’s Church on Mulberry Street and finished two blocks away in front of a Planned Parenthood.
The younger generation continues to showcase that the fight for life will continue with them.