Pro-Choice Anger Indicates Pro-Life Victory at March for Life Youth Rally

On the eve of the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, hundreds of pro-life youth activists gathered at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Washington, DC, to hear inspirational speakers like Jason Jones (the producer of Bella), Bryan Kemper of Stand True, Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America, and Live Action president Lila Rose.

As Bryan rose to address the crowd, a dozen pro-choice activists rose up and started to scream, “pro-life, that’s a lie, you don’t care if women die!” repeatedly, and loudly.

The ordeal lasted but a few minutes.  Barely audible over the screams of the opposition, Lila Rose jumped to the stage podium and began to lead a prayer, encouraging the youth to pray for the angry protesters in our midst.  Some pro-lifers knelt down silently.  Some stood and raised their hands to bless the pro-choicers.  Some began to cry.

Lila peacefully but fervently engaged the crowd in a state of prayer until security finally escorted the abortion-rights advocates out of the hotel.

What the pro-choice advocates missed their chances to hear was the powerful and gripping testimonies of the women (and a man) that have felt first-hand the pain and regret that comes along with abortion.  Kelly Clinger (former backup singer for Britney Spears) and her husband shared their testimony, and Julia Holcomb, ex-fiancé of Steven Tyler, tell the story of her violent enduring of an abortion as a teen.

Nonetheless, those men and women who disrupted the youth rally showed us one thing: we are winning this war on the unborn.  We are making a difference.  The pro-life youth of our nation outnumber those in favor of abortion rights, and our generation will see the end of this barbaric practice and grant social justice to all persons, including the unborn.

  • oldmanbob

    Lila Rose, may Jesus bless and keep you.  This was the best response possible and really shows that pro-life is nonviolent.  I do wish I could have been there.

  • gemma

    that pro-choice chant makes no sense. whatsoever. how does saving children kill women? um, exactly. it doesn’t.
    pro-choice? that’s a lie. babies never choose to die.

    • Laura

      When have pro-choicers ever made sense? They don’t seem too concerned about gender-selective abortions, which do kill women…

  • http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxg6ydja3r1qcbpq4.jpg DNFTT

    I agree with everything you wrote.  However, I think that blogging about it in the first place unnecessarily extends their fifteen seconds of fame.  If I was a pro-abortion attention-monger who had tried to disrupt a pro-life event, I would consider being uploaded to Youtube a measure of success.

    Please, let the trolls starve.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FDXPAPDABS36P7F2FL7BH4M6L4 Matthew

      Nope, I disagree. People need to see the true face of the Occupy movement and realize that it is merely a repackaging of the wacko left. Also, I would have loved for more of the pro-lifers to give it right back to them. Some people should rightly pray, but typically, these far leftists are all into bully tactics, and all bullies understand is power.  We have every right to stand up to them.

      • oldmanbob

        Jesus said to turn the other cheek.  A good fight is just what these folks wanted a riot whould have done them even better.  It is true that all bullies understand is power.  The hotel rightly applyed to force needed.  If you only mean to shout back at them I can assure you, no one ever wins a shouting contest ‘cept Saten.

        If we are truly non-violent we must never raise the leval of violence.

      • Anonymous

        No one ever said it was Occupy who was there.  Where in the world did you get that?

        Occupy doesn’t have a formal organized structure, so they haven’t given an opinion on what side of the abortion debate they’re on. The reason they exist is because Big Business has screwed the rest of the population over, and Occupy wants to give us a voice, so that no one else loses their home or small business to the con-artists in suits (which they are, and I can say that because my family and I are some of their many, many victims). Occupy is not just the left. I know people who are moderates who are there.

        Furthermore, there are just as many “wackos” on the right as there are on the left (I won’t name names, but I can think of quite a few off the top of my head). There are also just as many people on the right who are into bully tactics as on the left, as well. This would be further evidenced by your own statement, “I would have loved for more of the pro-lifers to give it right back to them.”

        I’m not a left-winger, but I’m not a right-winger, either. What I am is tired of the party system, because ALL parties are nothing but the destructive tools of the power-hungry. They are tearing this country – and this world – apart. I side with George Washington, who said that parties will only serve to destroy the Union and take away our freedoms. EVERYTHING he said in his Farewell Address about what will happen if we don’t heed his words has come to pass. Please do yourself a big favor and read it.

        I’m strongly pro-life, and I believe that pro-life is not be about parties or sides, it transcends those notions. It’s about our fundamental right being the right to live, and making sure everyone, particularly those who cannot speak for themselves, is given that right.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=765739470 Christopher Nicholson

          Left and right aren’t actually parties though.  You can be conservative without being Republican; in fact many people consider themselves too conservative to be Republican because as you said both parties are corrupt.  (That’s why the Tea Party was created, because the Republican party has largely abandoned its former principles.)  Left and right are just sides of a political spectrum and there is no reason not to have them because it is illogical to assume that the answer always lies in the middle.  Although it might not make people warm and fuzzy, it is completely possible that one side is just plain wrong.  And I’m glad you believe that pro-life is not about parties or sides but most liberals and Democrat politicians would disagree with you on that. They’ve made it quite clear that they don’t care about the fundamental right to live.

        • http://twitter.com/SavannaFaulkne1 Savanna Faulkner

          While the Occupy really has nothing to do with the Pro-life movement, they were actually taking the night off from occupying DC and attending this event

      • http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxg6ydja3r1qcbpq4.jpg DNFTT

        @MoonChild02:disqus said it well.  Regardless of your opinion of the OWS movement, it’s unfair and probably inaccurate to link these clowns to it.

        I agree that pro-lifers have not only the right but also the duty to stand up to their adversaries.  However, I strongly disagree that stooping to their level would help our cause in any way.  Yelling at people won’t save lives or fix unjust laws, and it certainly won’t change hearts (not to our favour anyway).

        The pro-lifers’ grace and civility in the above exchange was impressive.  It exemplified what we should try to do when confronted with this type of vitriol.  Consider that now famous Youtube video of the “pro-life flash mob”, featuring those lovely yellow balloons.  Some pro-life activists attended a Planned Parenthood rally, and the contrast is remarkable.  They come across as calm, rational, and compassionate.  The other rally attendees are angry, loud, and downright nasty.

        Now, consider this next approach.  Several pro-lifers from a Randall Terry group went to a pro-abortion Christmas party.  Once they were all the way in, they started screaming at the top of their lungs:

        http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/12/pro-lifers-crash-abortion-christmas-party/

        Which approach better manifests the pro-life movement?  Which is more effective in getting die-hard abortion proponents like Abby Johnson to come to our side?

        If you’re stumped, think about which civil rights champion had his birthday made into a federal holiday.  Was it Malcolm X or Martin Luther King Jr?

  • Finton_wade

    These people who call themselves pro-choice are guided by dark forces of evil. It is better to ignore them when they shout their slogans. We all know who is their God! Satan!

  • VickiThorn

    Remember that the most angry are often hurting the most as well! Anger keeps pain at bay! Keep praying for them!

  • Jay E.

    This was actually amazing, in many ways.  I saw so many people simply begin to pray for these protestors, some people openly weeping for them. I don’t think the dichotomy between the two sides could be any clearer. The Pro-lifers there reacted to the anger and irrationality of the protestors with prayer, with love, with tears, and with joy. At one point, at the mention of worshiping God, nearly everyone in the room stood up and began to cheer and drowned out the protestors.

    Thank you for posting this.

  • Anonymous

    On our Facebook page we had a pro-choicer who made some good points, as did the people who responded to him.  It made for good dialog, but then he started taking personal swipes at the lady who created that page.  Alexandra commented that when they take those kind of swipes it means they’ve lost.

  • Stuffedpigbob

    PEOPLE, THEY ARE PRO-ABORTS!!! Otherwise, STOP being wimps and call them what they TRULY are:  “pro-choice” TO KILL UNBORN HUMAN LIFE!!!

  • María Inés Benítez Formoso

    Charming, indeed.

  • http://twitter.com/AnaDee101 Ana

    HO HO HEY HEY! If proaborts weren’t threatened they’d go away!!! We are the unborn’s voice- because they don’t get a choice!!!  Dear proaborts, here’s a rude inception: my embryology textbook, says life begins at conception!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003916166940 Jennifer King

    Pro-life doesn’t care if women die? Really? While pro-lifers were raising holy hell over the death of Jennifer Morbelli, Choicers were more concerned about her privacy being violated.