Lost in the conversation surrounding the pro-life movement is the duty that men have in ending the killing of the unborn. In fact, the left often tells their male counterparts that they cannot speak their minds when it comes to abortion simply because they are not women.
Well, one group is not only rejecting that idea completely, they’re looking to start a new movement specifically for men to get involved in the pro-life cause.
On Saturday, June 12, organizers hosted “The first-ever National Men’s March to defend the least of these and call for the end of the government-sanctioned daily mass murder of abortion.”
The march was put together by Father Stephen Imbarrato and Catholic radio host Jim Havens, however prominent Christian pastors like Rev. Dr. Clenard Childress, and Catholic priests such as Msr. Charles Pope of D.C. addressed the crowd. Likewise, former Republican Amb. Alan Keyes also spoke to the crowd.
As the group’s website notes, “There is a man connected to every abortion. Men are a big part of the problem, it’s time for all men to take responsibility and be a big part of the solution.”
The group asked that attendees not make signs, and also that the men wear suits because they wanted to ” bring dignity, class, and a sense of professionalism to our presence and will also be a visual sign of unity for the event.”
Perhaps more subdued than most D.C. protests, it seems that most attendees prayed as they walked from the Washington Surgi-Clinic Abortion Center in downtown D.C. toward the White House. As the video shows, an estimated 300 men came out for the event:
In one photo that has gone semi-vial on Twitter, a father and son were captured praying the rosary as they walked.
A Catholic father and son, participate in Men’s March for Life rally in Washington DC praying the Rosary.. pic.twitter.com/j6QIRGYxxr
— Sachin Jose (@Sachinettiyil) June 13, 2021
The Men’s March comes as a recent poll shows that a record-high 47% of Americans believe that abortion is morally acceptable. However, the testimony of the men on Saturday may change some people’s hearts and minds on the topic of abortion.
Jeff Joaquin, a father in attendance, addressed the crowd to read a letter he wrote to his son whom he aborted in 1987. The letter was simply titled, “I Am Sorry My Son.”
Here’s a snippet, but the full video copied below is worth the watch;
“As you are well aware you started your journey in this life in July of 1987, in the womb of your mother. It must have seemed unusual for you to watch as your father secretly borrowed two hundred dollars from a friend to pay for your first trip to the doctor. It must have been difficult for you when your mother entered the building for your appointment, and your father didn’t even have the courage to come in to join you.”
“It must have been unthinkable for you when you saw your mother lying on the table in unadulterated fear as the doctor began the procedure. ‘Why is my mother and father letting this happen to me?’ must have been the words coming out of your mouth as a complete stranger took your life in the womb. Jonathan Andrew Joaquin, I am so sorry for what I have done to you.”
Although the abortion rate is trending downward in the United States, more than 800,000 babies were killed via abortion 2017. Since 1973, the year the Supreme Court decided the monumental abortion case Roe v. Wade, it is estimated that more than 62 million babies have been killed by abortion in America.
Regardless of the figures, this march shows that men are stepping up to the plate by recognizing that they have a duty to protect the unborn, as well as mothers who may be tempted to have an abortion. And, of course, their faith in God is at the center of such conviction.