RALEIGH – It is the most fundamental of rights, one’s right to his or her life, and it’s in honor of this moral right that people across the country will come together Saturday to stand for the value of life and against abortion. As the largest marches will likely descend upon D.C. and other urban centers, NC Right to Life is hosting thousands in Raleigh on the Bicentennial Mall next to our General Assembly.
Though the rapid news cycle can give one whiplash and a short-term memory, it was not long ago that Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill designed to assure babies born alive after a botched abortion would be guaranteed live-saving medical care. Ensuring that a live baby, having escaped death once at the hands of an abortionist, is legally protected was just too much for Cooper. Likewise, most Democrats helped uphold his veto.
Nationally, the increasing radicalism of the Left has also been demonstrated by the extreme embraces they’ve taken when it comes to abortion. Again, it seems long ago, but it was just 2019 when the governor of Virginia was essentially defending such infanticide as Democrats in Virginia proposed loosening laws to allow for abortions to be “completed” even outside of the womb. State’s like New York and Vermont reaffirmed abortion until the moment of birth. Meanwhile, conservative lawmakers in North Carolina proposed legislation to ban abortion after a detectable heartbeat and the aforementioned bill regarding babies born alive after a failed abortion attempt. The latter passed, as mentioned, but protecting babies earlier in the womb was too politically unpalatable for most lawmakers.
The turn out across the nation, and in North Carolina, will help to remind lawmakers that this issue isn’t simply going away. It will also serve to remind the extreme Left that most of America disagrees with them on such atrocities as late-term abortions and selling aborted body parts for profit. It’s not their numbers, though, that give the pro-Life movement its legitimacy; it’s the justness of the cause at a time where justice has been perverted into a soup of moral relativism.
You can find more information about the North Carolina March for Life here.