President Donald J. Trump is the first sitting U.S. President to directly address the March For Life rally in Washington, DC. The President spoke live, via satellite, from the White House Rose Garden. This address occurred January 19 at the 45th March for Life, for the protection of the unborn: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v77snL8J1i8.
Have mercy, O Lord, on mothers and unborn children. Have mercy on all those who cherish the gift of life and seek to preserve it and help others to do so. Help us pursue repentance and heal our nation for the glory of Thy Name. Bless our President, O Lord, for his courageous leadership in these days. Preserve him, grant him wisdom, and guide our country on a good path through his administration. Amen.
Reminder about the Church’s teaching about abortion: The Didache, the Teaching of the 12 Apostles has to say, "The second commandment of the teaching: You shall not murder. You shall not commit adultery. You shall not seduce boys. You shall not commit fornication. You shall not steal. You shall not practice magic. You shall not use potions. You shall not procure [an] abortion, nor destroy a newborn child," (Didache 2:1–2 [A.D. 70]). Refer to this past Ortho Thought posting for the full article: http://otftd.blogspot.com/2012/12/commemorating-14000-holy-innocents.html
The 2018 abortion statistic according to the Guttmacher Institute is 59 Million Persons. That is the number of people whose lives have been lost to abortion since its legalization in the United States in 1973. If that statistic does not move one's heart to action, what will?
For pro-life resources, see this 2013 posting:
And, please consider supporting The Martha and Mary Maternity House in the Chicago area, offering a beautiful Orthodox Christian Pro-Life Ministry: https://www.marthamarychicago.org/