We wish to thank Catholic New York for its usual excellent coverage of the March for Life in Washington, DC.
Along with the events noted in the articles, readers will be interested to know of a few of the other pro-life gatherings that occurred in Washington in the days before and after the March. Dr. Tony Levatino, former abortionist from New York, led a gathering of the "Physicians' Life Alliance," which brought medical students together from across the nation to reflect on the moral dimensions of the profession they are entering.
Seminarian Life Link, led by National Director Eric Bowman, met to lay out plans for a national seminarians' retreat to be held August 16-21. This group assists seminarians nationwide to prepare for the pro-life dimensions of priestly ministry.
Tom Glessner, President of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, presented to members of Congress and their staffs a live ultrasound demonstration, in conjunction with a legislative proposal that would give pregnancy resource centers money to purchase ultrasound equipment.
The National Pro-life Religious Council brought together leaders from many Christian denominations to lay out plans to expose the false teachings of the "Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice."
It was, as always, an exhilarating experience to participate in these gatherings, as well as in the many strategy sessions that were held among national pro-life leaders. The movement is alive and well!
Fr. Frank Pavone
Fr. Peter West
Fr. Walter Quinn, OSA
Fr. Denis G. Wilde, OSA