Last week, an estimated 100,000-plus gathered in Washington, D.C. to stand up for the unborn at the annual March for Life.
Among those in attendance at the history-making rally, (President Trump became the first sitting president to address the march in person), were tens of thousands of young people who fashion themselves the “Pro-Life Generation.”
The Daily Wire caught up with some of these young pro-lifers to hear their powerful, personal stories fueling their pro-life position.
Here are their stories.
My grandmother had an abortion, it was on my mom, but it didn’t work. So, my mom was born, I was born. If the abortion would have worked, then I wouldn’t be here and I couldn’t fight for the unborn, too.
My grandma had an abortion and she carried it throughout her life, and she really struggled with it. Just seeing that, brought me over to the more pro-life side. With her talking to me about that, and my mom talking to me about that, it really just helped me come to that conclusion.
I grew up a foster child, and I see many people who use people’s bad experiences in foster care as a supportive reason for why abortion should be legalized and even promote abortion for those reasons.
Because my mother chose life, I am able to be used as a vessel to help other people in this world.
To say it’s probably better that you were dead than you have a hard life, that’s not even their decision to be made, and it’s just a very ignorant argument.
My best friend is adopted and I can’t really image growing up without her. She’s been trying to figure out who her birth parents are. We are very thankful that they were able to give her up for adoption so I could have the blessing of having her in my life.
My younger sister has Down syndrome, and I think I realized at a very young age that all life has value. I don’t think as humans we can judge which life has more value than another.
I ask [pro-abortion advocates] to look at my sister’s life and to look at other people with Down syndrome, their lives, and how much joy they have in themselves and how much joy they bring people around them.
In my freshman year of high school I became friends with a young woman who had a very, very personal experience with abortion, because her mother was encouraged to abort her.
Her mother found out that she was pregnant with her after she had been in a car accident. She had been rushed to the hospital, she had been treated for her injuries … and the doctors urged her to have an abortion.
They said, based on the treatment you’ve received it’s very likely that your baby will die or be deformed or injured in some way, and they required her mother to sign paperwork explicitly stating that she rejected having an abortion.
We adopted [my brother] when he was eight. He came from a really bad situation, his mom was on drugs and he never met his dad. My family saved him, and now he’s a sergeant in the Army and he has a two-year-old daughter.