Young conservatives brave snowstorm to March for Life

Tens of thousands of young people showed their passion for life Friday by gathering at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the middle of a snowstorm for the 40th annual March for Life.

Young people made up the bulk of the 500,000 pro-life activists who braved the bad weather to stand in solidarity together at the peaceful protest against legalized abortion.

“We are not the future of the pro-life movement – we are the pro-life movement!” Rueben Verastigui told young attendees during a rally that took place on the National Mall before the march to the Supreme Court.

Hayley van Steenwyk was one of 615 University of Notre Dame students who sat on a bus for 12 hours to attend the event. “We want to see an end to the Roe v. Wade decision,” she told Red Alert Politics.“If you look around, especially all the young people here to support this, I think that we are going to see change.”

Many of the young marchers carried signs that read “We are the pro-life generation” and chanted “We love babies yes we do, we love babies how about you!” throughout the march. Other young people welcomed the marchers on the steps of the Russell Senate building singing “We will save you” to the tune of Queen’s “We will rock you.”

“We’re winning one young person at a time,” March for Life President Jeanne Monahan told Red Alert Politics.

Princeton Pro-Life president Natalie Scholl came with 40 other Princeton students for this annual tradition. “It’s wonderful to come and see all the support from all the different colleges…it’s very energizing,” Scholl said.

“This generation is actually more pro-life than our parent’s generation,” Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins told Red Alert ,

Unlike many of the other young protesters Baltimore native and Townson University student Natalie Vidimer says that many of the students on her college campus are not pro-life and she can often feel “isolated.” Vidimer says events like March for Life are “really encouraging” because of “how many people are standing with you.”

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that allowed abortion to become legal in the United States. Although it’s a long-shot, now that pro-choice President Barack Obama has been reelected, young pro-lifers are still confident the ruling can be overturned soon.

“It’s going to take a lot of work,” Providence College student Emily Roblee said. “I think once there’s a change in hearts, there will be a change in laws.”

Photo by Tyler O’Neil.

 

Comments

Polititainment

Celebs gin up youth votes for midterms
THE HILL – With young voters more apathetic about voting and government than ever, several organizations are trying to woo the “selfie generation” to the polls this fall. “About half of those who vote in presidential elections do not vote in midterms,” explained Andy Bernstein, executive director of HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that partners with musicians […]
Maher to Cheney: light yourself on fire

As Hunter S. Thompson despised Richard Nixon with every drug-influenced fiber of his being, so Bill Maher carries on the torch for media provocateurs.

Colbert announces plan to defeat ISIS
President Barack Obama might not have a strategy for defeating ISIS in Syria, but never fear,  comedian Stephen Colbert has him covered. Colbert announced a unique plan Thursday night that involves raising Ronald Reagan from the grave, a captive radio audience and Monty Python-esque horse sound effects. “Remember in 1938 the radio broadcast of ‘War […]
Brand: ISIS better than conservatives
Actor Russell Brand took to Youtube Wednesday to compare terrorist group ISIS to conservatives, eventually coming to the conclusion that conservatives in power were worse than ISIS. Brand was recording yet another video aimed at attacking Fox News when he made the statements about ISIS. He was responding to Fox host Greg Gutfeld’s comments about Brand’s […]
Biden congratulates 'Veep' on Emmy win
From one Vice President to another… Vice President Joe Biden took to Twitter Tuesday to congratulate actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus on her Emmy win. Louis-Dreyfus snagged her third consecutive Outstanding Actress in a Comedy series win Monday for her portrayal of a fictional vice president on HBO’s “Veep.” Last year, the VP picked up the phone […]

White House

Obama: The world seems really messy because of ‘social media’

President Barack Obama, speaking at yet another fundraiser with a script that's been recycled more than a Hollywood romantic comedy, had an unlikely culprit for the world's problems.

White House scrambles to control the fallout from Obama’s ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’ comment
It’s hard to imagine that there was any other reaction than full panic from White House staffers after President Obama uttered a fateful gaffe Thursday afternoon, “We don’t have a strategy yet.” The line quickly exploded on Twitter and on television — though not quite as much as the president’s tan suit — as it […]
GOP: ‘He’s not a king’
THE HILL – Whether lamenting the so-called vacationer-in-chief’s swing of a golf club or criticizing his handling of the healthcare rollout, Republicans are getting in the habit of comparing President Obama to a monarch. “It’s one thing after another. You know he says he has no choice but to act. He says he has a pen […]
Obama’s Democratic fundraising just might ruin Labor Day weekend for the rest of us

Barely having returned from a 15-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama will spend is Labor Day weekend traveling to support his Democratic friends. The problem is, this means that Americans planning to take seaplanes to East Hampton, Montauk, Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket won't be able to travel themselves.

White House flirt Joe Biden turns on the charm for 108-year-old veteran Lucy Coffey

Joe Biden continues to brand himself the White House flirt. In a recently released video of Biden's July 25 meeting with Lucy Coffee, the vice president kisses the 108-year-old war veteran on the cheek and hand and tells her, "I'm the guy that loves you."

Congress

Cruz highlights issues for 2014, 2016 elections
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) elicited huge cheers from the audience at the Americans For Prosperity’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” Saturday when he vowed Republicans would take back control of the U.S. Senate and “retire” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “I’m convinced we’re going to win in 2014 and 2016 is going to be even better,” […]
IRS says Lerner's Blackberry 'destroyed'

A senior IRS lawyer has said in a sworn declaration that Lois Lerner's BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun to investigate her involvement in IRS targeting of conservative groups.

Youth impact reason enough to pass jobs bills
The U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means is in the midst of releasing 40 reasons over the course of 40 days that the Senate should take up the 40 jobs bills the House has already passed. While most of their reasons have focused on general unemployment and economic growth statistics, they turned their attention […]
UNEARTHED: Archival footage of Harry Reid smiling

From appearances, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid derives little pleasure from his job, perhaps a deputy to the paragon of joylessness. But Red Alert Politics has dug into the archives to demonstrate that it wasn't always like this.

Rubio: Obama action would kill immigration reform
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is urging President Barack Obama to forego taking executive action on immigration, warning that would kill any chance for comprehensive immigration reform. “If indeed you move forward on such a decision, I believe it will close the door to any chance of making progress on immigration reform for the foreseeable future,” […]