In defiance of the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, families, individuals and church groups gathered in downtown Baton Rouge on Saturday to make a stand against abortion in Louisiana.
Though I often attend pro-life rallies, they always leave me with a twisted feeling in my stomach. On one hand, it is always good to see something you are passionate about to be supported by so many through prayer and presence. On the other, it seems like a waste of time, and little is done to spark or challenge one’s mind.
Gene Mills, executive director of Louisiana Family Forum, called for a “spirit of adoption to rest on the state of Louisiana and its mothers,” essentially proclaiming society is required to engage and take care of its own and those who may be unwanted.
Unsurprisingly, a small cluster of dissenters protested at the march. They pointed their fingers at the pro-life movement claiming that they were “anti-environment and equality,” making them “not pro-life.”