Thousands of Americans were in Washington, DC Friday marching for those who cannot march for themselves – unborn babies. The annual March for Life includes hundreds of pro-life citizens from Alabama.
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court issued the landmark Roe v, Wade decision on the issue of the constitutionality of laws that restricted access to abortions. In October of that year, thirty pro-life leaders met to discuss how to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the greatest human rights violation of our time. Every year since then, the March of Life has been held in Washington, D.C., with a mission of ending abortion.
Tragically, since the Supreme Court decision was handed down, 60 million abortions have been performed in the United States. Thankfully, the number of abortions has been on the decline in recent years. The vision of the March for Life is “a world where the beauty and dignity of every human life are valued and protected.” What a beautiful vision. All people are created in God’s image, and our value and dignity are derived from our Creator. Our prayers are with the thousands of people who marched in support of life.
With President Donald Trump now having two appointees on the U.S. Supreme Court, and with the likelihood he will get one to three more SCOTUS appointments, the March for Life takes on more importance. There is a growing possibility that a federal case will make its way to the U.S. Supreme Court so that the high court can re-visit Roe V. Wade.
The United States Senate must confirm Presidential appointments to federal courts. We in Alabama can help the President move the high court to a Constitutionalist and pro-life majority and reverse or modify Roe v. Wade. Our new Junior Senator Doug Jones voted against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Jones supports abortion up to the moment of birth.
Sen. Jones is up for re-election in Alabama next year. We need to send a new senator who will support the Presidential appointees to the high court and support the sanctity of life. The Doug Jones election will be Alabama’s own “March for Life.”
Jim Zeigler is State Auditor of Alabama. He has formed an exploratory campaign testing the water for a run against Doug Jones for U.S. Senate in 2020.