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Statement of the Knights of Columbus on the March for Life

1/19/2018

The Knights of Columbus applauds the administration and Congress for the actions they have taken in support of protecting the lives of the most vulnerable - the unborn - and for their public witness at the March for Life. The speeches by the President, Vice President, Speaker of the House and other elected leaders underscore an important commitment to helping save the lives of the youngest Americans. Majorities of Americans who identify as Republicans, Democrats and Independents all want to see limits on abortion. The fact that both Congress and the administration are crafting policies that reflect this consensus is encouraging and welcome. The bipartisan passage today of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act in the House is an important step in this regard and we urge the Senate to act quickly to take up and pass this bill.

We also want to thank the individual Knights and their families who served as marshals for the March for Life and who participated in it and in other pro-life events. We are so very proud that thousands of Knights of Columbus have volunteered to help the March for Life over these many years and have also helped organize Marches for Life all across North America — at the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco, in Mexico City, and in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. We can find a better way than abortion. We can give hope to every woman and every child. Today, we see thousands of helping hands ready to make this hope a reality and we know there are millions more willing to give. Together we can bring change. Together we can build a new culture of life in our hearts, in our homes and in our laws.