The Month for Life 2023 runs from March 1 to March 31, culminating on Saturday, March 25, with the “The Future is Pro-Life” March for Life in Romania and the Republic of Moldova. This year marks the event’s thirteenth iteration in Romania.
The March is dedicated to preserving and safeguarding the lives of children from the time of conception. It strives to enhance society’s understanding of the full humanity of unborn children and the need to help women experiencing problems during pregnancy so they may give birth safely and confidently.
The inaugural March for Life was held in the United States fifty years ago. Then, throughout the years, Marches for Life have been conducted in most European and North American nations.
March for Life – uninterrupted for half a century
On January 20, 2023, the 50th March for Life was held in Washington, DC, with 100,000 pro-life teenagers, youth, and adults in attendance.
Lynn Fitch, who won last year’s lawsuit in which the US Supreme Court reinstated states’ ability to establish their own abortion regulations, emphasised in her statement that the March for Life’s journey has not ended. The first March for Life was organised on January 22, 1974, after the Supreme Court forced all US states to legalise abortion on demand in the Roe v. Wade decision of January 22, 1973. Lynn Fitch argues that reversing this ruling in 2022 will not render the March for Life useless. Her remarks demonstrate that good is constructed gradually and foster a pro-life future:
“Life remains fragile and the embrace of human dignity remains aspirational. So it is our charge today, in this new Dobbs era, to channel that same determination and hope and prayer that has led you to these streets for 50 years.
Use it to make changes!
Use it to make changes for women and children!
Use it to support women when they are pregnant, when they are nurturing a young family!
Use it to make more affordable quality childcare; make it more accessible!
Use it to promote workplace flexibility; use it to improve child support to make fathers equally responsible for their children!
Use it to upskill, educate and provide resources for women, and use it to fix adoption and foster care systems that fail our children!“
Hope and determination in the present are two pillars of a future that celebrates life, so “The future is pro-life” will be the subject of the March for Life in Romania and the Republic of Moldova in 2023.
This theme aims to raise awareness and engage participants and society in building a pro-life future – a future in which every pregnant woman in need will be supported to give birth to her children and in which the life of every born and unborn child will be valued fully, regardless of age or health status, whether boy or girl.
A society that does not protect its children and care for their potential offspring will have no future.
We address all individuals, which is why our approach is apolitical, and nondenominational it does not advocate the prohibition of abortion and opposes any women’s exclusion. A society that does not protect its children and care for their potential offspring will have no future.
The pro-life future starts now
Being pro-life is comparable to participating in a rescue effort. This does not occur within a week, a month, or a few years. A rescue mission is happening now. There is a sense of urgency because, for some, the hourglass of life
is running out more quickly than we may realise.
That is why now is the optimal moment to act. Without delay, because every second of delay means that hundreds of children lose their lives and hundreds of women go through a preventable drama that will mark their entire