Public Witness

Publisher's Note

As our page-one story in this issue makes clear, the presence of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children at the annual March for Life in Washington and the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco stands as a silent, profound, public protest to the U.S. government’s assault on the most defenseless among us: the unborn.

It bears repeating — lest we get distracted by such terms as “reproductive rights” and “a woman’s right to choose” — that the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton legalized abortion in the United States for any reason and at any time during a woman’s pregnancy.

For the past 41 years in Washington and the past 10 in San Francisco, Catholics, Orthodox, Jews, Protestants and even atheists have stood together and set aside their differences to voice their conscientious concern for the unborn.

EWTN will again record the events on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

While these events are unfolding, let us also keep in mind the increasing incursions of the culture of death into our society, as euthanasia, cloaked under the veil of such terms as “death with dignity” and “compassion and choices,” seeks to spread beyond the five states in which it is currently legal.

In these days, where it seems that every day is a march for life, our public witness against these modern atrocities is ever more important. And I pray that we will stay with the fight, no matter how long it continues.

God bless you!