A young woman named Annika Reuter gives wonderful expression to her experience at the Walk for Life West Coast in the National Catholic Register.
The Walk for Life is a Walk for Love
From Boulder to San Francisco, this is a pro-life movement that can truly bring about change
By Annika Reuter
Boulder, Colorado. It is a city home to one of the only doctors in the country who will perform third-trimester abortions, a place where a 15-year-old girl who is seven months pregnant can come from across the Atlantic to end her child’s life. A place that bombards you with people and posters and flyers claiming that “abortion rights are human rights.” A place where angry honks and dirty looks punctuate the prayer of the students on the sidewalk in front of the abortion clinic. Boulder is a cultural and spiritual battlefield, and the casualties are countless.
So when I traveled to San Francisco to participate in the Walk for Life with a group of 40 fellow students from the University of Colorado, I was expecting to experience an extension of this battle, a futile clash of ideologies similar to so many other political conflicts in our society. Although I had worked many long hours to fundraise for the trip, I couldn’t even articulate exactly why I was going. In Boulder, standing up for the pro-life cause often feels like shouting hopelessly into a void, and I saw no reason that the Walk would be any different…