At this year’s presidential inauguration, American Life League’s Rock for Life plans to serve as a silent voice for the millions of preborn babies killed by abortion. “Domestic terrorism continues to claim victims on President Bush’s watch, as thousands of babies lose their lives to abortion in this country every day,” said Erik Whittington, director of Rock for Life. “We will be along the parade route to encourage the president to use his power over the next four years to help bring an end to the pain and suffering that abortion brings.”
“For several years, President Bush has issued proclamations for National Sanctity of Human Life Day,” said Whittington. “It is time for the president to make a full commitment to the spirit of these proclamations and work tirelessly to bring an end to abortion on demand.”
Thursday’s peaceful presence will be the first of many Rock for Life events over the course of the next week marking the 32nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in this country. Many of the events will focus on getting young people involved and making their voices heard through activism and education. “America’s young people really understand the harm that abortion does to babies and women, and are increasingly more pro-life than ever before.”
Rock for Life youth will gather on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave., NW & 4th St. NW in front of the Canadian Embassy at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday. The students’ peaceful, prayerful presence is aimed at sharing the truth about the tragic effects of abortion. “Our message is that we are tired of the killing of innocent babies and we want President Bush to take a real stand for life,” said Whittington.
Release issued: 18 Jan 05