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It's brave to stand against a culture

By Darcy L. Fargo

Darcy Fargo

January 23, 2019

I was a young child, probably 6 or 7, when my paternal grandmother took my sisters and I – three girls within a two-year age range (I’m a twin, our sister is two years older than us) – to the March for Life in the nation’s capital.

My grandmother was either brave or crazy to travel on a bus with three young girls for ten hours and try to monitor our movements in a crowd of that size.

If she was crazy, I’d like to think she was the best kind of crazy.

I hadn’t thought about that experience in years. I thought of it this week as I saw the youth, young adults, chaplains and chaperones from our diocese posting photos and videos of their March for Life experience on social media Friday and Saturday.

Our diocesan marchers, as well as those from around the nation who gathered in Washington, DC, and in cities, villages and towns around the U.S, united their voices on behalf of those who have no voice to seek an end to the killing of innocents. They did this amid a culture that has embraced that killing and suggests they’re anti-woman or anti-choice. They did this as our own state is likely to allow more health practitioners to provide abortions and remove restrictions on late-term abortions.

Like my grandmother, these marchers are the best kind of crazy. It takes boldness and bravery to speak against a culture.

We have an opportunity to add our voices to theirs by showing support for the Respect Life collection this weekend. Our support helps youth and young adults attend the march, and it helps fund Gabriel Projects and other efforts to support life around the diocese.

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