A Student’s Perspective of the March for Life

My name is Rebekah Anais King. I’m a Texas Right to Life College Fellow and a senior at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas.

During my time as a Fellow, I have spent countless hours working to defend Life as a member of the Pro-Life LeTourneau club. This January, I joined 11 other Fellows from across the state to attend the national March for Life in Washington, D.C.

I’ve attended Pro-Life marches in different cities and states, but nothing quite compares to the March for Life in D.C.

At one point during the march I turned around and behind me was a sea of Pro-Lifers from all demographics boldly marching to end abortion. This was such a sight to behold! I distinctly remember that moment, tears of both awe and heartbreak welled in my eyes. Awe because of the beauty of knowing that there are so many people like me who are standing up for Life. Heartbreak because there are those who oppose the truth and fight for death through abortion.

At times we can become dismayed and wonder if we are making a difference. To me the greatest challenge as a Pro-Lifer is to keep heart even through the rough and heavy times. Knowing that there are millions of children murdered through abortion around the world is difficult to accept. Sometimes, staying optimistic is a struggle. But seeing everyone come together at the march inspired me and fueled the fire in me to never stop fighting for the voiceless.

There were so many great things about this trip! Traveling to D.C. with other Texas Right to Life Fellows was such a joy! I loved learning their stories, what they are doing to defend Life and assist mothers and families, and their plans for the future.

Particularly beautiful is how each Fellow has a different story and background, yet we come together to defend Life!

To me the march was a way to be a voice for the voiceless and an advocate for the vulnerable. I was inspired to continue defending Life back on my campus, in my life after graduation just around the corner, and no matter where I go.

The march inspired me to continue being openly and boldly Pro-Life despite opposition. My Pro-Life convictions were strengthened incredibly by attending the march.

Even now, months before graduation, I am researching pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes, and churches where I can volunteer and stay involved in the Pro-Life movement. My plan is to remain active in the Pro-Life movement for the rest of my life!

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