Why We March

The mission of the C.O.O.L. is to end the culture of death, and to be the Pro-Life Generation. Since its founding in 2007 the COOL has held monthly meetings and prayed the holy rosary outside of “Planned Parenthood” for the end to the killing of babies. As well as attended the March for Life in Washington D.C, our nation’s capital. But why do we march?

Why Do We March?

We march to bear witness to the lives of the millions of unborn martyrs. Each year our youth attend the D.C. pro-life march as well as the Austin march as witnesses for life. Some may say that the war against the pro-death culture is won with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but we say that it is only a step in the right direction. It is but a small battle won, the war is still raging. The winning of Dobbs v. Jackson in the Supreme Court does not ban abortion, it merely gives the states the right to choose. So far, only fourteen of the fifty states in our nation have chosen life! This means that in 72% of our nation, convenient infanticide is legal. Some may say that the need for marching is gone with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, but the decision should not be left up to the states. The killing of innocent life for convenience (abortion) is wrong. In no other area of our legal system do we allow the killing of a person for the convenience of another. The killing of a person is wrong. It should be the law of land. The murder of children in the context of child molestation or sexual exploitation of children is presently a federal crime. If we as a society can agree that in such instances the harm to children (those most vulnerable) is so definitive that it is a federal crime. Then why do people have such a hard time making the jump that killing babies in the womb must also be a federal crime?

This nation was founded on beliefs that the underdog has rights, inalienable rights at that. The babe in the womb is the quintessential underdog. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence reads thus,

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and happiness.”

The founding document of this country states that ALL MEN have the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. The act of abortion is a violation of all three of those rights. It is a violation of the right to life because in the 1st degree murder of the baby in the womb his life is taken in its beginning. His right to life is subjugated to the convenience of the lifestyle of the woman who conceived him. It is a violation of Liberty (or freedom), because his freedom to live or to experience any other liberty is terminated along with his life in his first weeks. It is a violation of the baby’s right to pursue happiness, because his capacity to experience happiness is robbed from him as his person is slaughtered for the sake of the convenience of the woman who conceived him.

The most common pro-convenient-infanticide (anti-life) argument is “My body, my choice.” Essentially the argument states–-“I should have the right to do with my body as I like and you cannot stop me because it’s my right.” This argument only makes sense if you deny the existence of life in the womb. But unless you deny science this premise does not hold. One would have to admit that there is a life that is being taken merely for convenience. Which in its most basic sense is, murder. The common definition of freedom is the ability to do whatever you want. According to Oxford Languages, the world’s leading dictionary publisher with over 150 years of experience, freedom is “the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.” There is no such thing as darkness. Darkness is simply the absence of light. Slavery is just the absence of freedom. Evil is the absence of good. Having said all this, it only makes sense that if you do not exercise your freedom, if you choose what is evil then you are choosing the privation of good. You are less free after the choice than you were before. All choices that any person makes (except for the mentally ill), they make because they think that it will somehow bring them happiness. But if you do not choose what is good, then you are choosing the privation. Since privation is not the good, by not choosing the good you are also not choosing to exercise your freedom. So it follows that the definition of freedom is the ability to choose what is good. Anyone who says “my body, my choice,” anyone who is pro-abortion is against life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the founding principles of our country.

We march for Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. We march for the rights of every person. Next year the COOL will travel across the country to the capital to protest the atrocity of the systemic, thought-out-killing of innocent life. We believe that it is a national matter. It should be illegal nation-wide, world-wide. It should be unthinkable to commit such an act. We shudder at the human sacrifice of ancient cultures, yet we have had such an equal abomination in our country for the last 49 years. While we have completed part of our mission in the fifteen years since our group’s founding. Being, we are the pro- life generation. But we need to end the culture of death. It is a toxic culture that chokes off life. As of 2021 60% of the entire world is at or below the population replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. This is scientific proof that we are killing ourselves off. This is not Life, Liberty, or Happiness. This is Death, Slavery, and Depression.

To fix this problem we need to cultivate a culture of Life and Love.

Christopher Martins

Published by BradenBarnfield

I am the COOL's blog manager, and am a freshman. I enjoy Middle-Earth and the sci-fi movie The Tomorrow War.

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