On January 24, 2020, several members of the CMF CURO team attended the 2020 March for Life in Washington D.C. CMF CURO joined hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates from across the country to stand in solidarity with the unborn.
A great number of participants in the March were Catholic or Christian, but other organizations including Secular Pro-Life and Feminists for Life of America showcased the diversity of the pro-life movement. Overall, the marchers were overwhelmingly young people, which provided an intense and enthusiastic energy throughout the day.
2020: A March to Remember
In the 47 years of the March for Life, this is the first time a U.S. president has attended and spoken to the crowds. During the rally, President Trump praised the work of those in the pro-life movement, stating “you stand for life each and every day. You provide housing, education, jobs, and medical care to the women that you serve. You find loving families for children in need of a forever home. You host baby showers for expecting moms. You make – you just make it your life’s mission to help spread God’s grace”. The president noted that “the life movement is led by strong women, amazing faith leaders, and brave students”, and speaking to mothers said, “We celebrate you and we declare that mothers are heroes”. Throughout the rally, the crowd was visibly full of excitement and hope at the president’s words and witness in attending the March For Life. The President’s address at the March comes at a point in our nation’s history that is crucial for the future of the pro-life movement and likewise for Catholic health care.
The Executive Director of the Christ Medicus Foundation, Louis Brown, along with the Director of CMF CURO, Jordan Buzza, had the opportunity to meet with several leaders in the pro-life health care movement throughout the march.
Cultivating a Culture of Life after March for Life
While many gather once a year to protest the injustices to life that are currently legal in our country, it is important to maintain our pro-life efforts every day. Here are some ways to build the culture of life in 2020:
- Pray! In order to eradicate abortion in our lifetime, we must pray for our leaders and for the hearts and minds of American voters. We must place our faith in our Lord and allow Him to work. We can pray especially for an end to abortion.
- Donate and Volunteer: Single mothers and
babies across the nation need basic supplies for survival. Find a pro-life crisis pregnancy center
in your area and ask how you can help.
- Educate yourself and your family: Many insurance companies pay for abortions, contraception, and other procedures that violate Church teachings. The Christ Medicus Foundation blog regularly provides updates on life issues and can help you stay up-to-date on the state of pro-life health care in the United States.
- Participate in Pro-Life, Catholic Health Care: CMF CURO is a pro-life, Catholic health care option that respects and engages your Catholic faith, with a Catholic community that supports you in living your Health Care Fully Alive. United by faith, CURO members support the improved health and wellbeing of each other in the community. By participating in a pro-life health care option such as CMF CURO, you are not funding abortion directly or indirectly.
To learn more about becoming a CMF CURO member, you can download an informational guide here. Or, you can call 800-840-7471 to set an appointment with one of our membership specialists.
Mariah Buzza has been a victim of the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church and uses her story to help others find healing through the teachings of the Church. Her writing reflects on why she is still Catholic despite the injustice she and others have suffered at the hands of priests and volunteers. She is employed by the Christ Medicus Foundation and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2018 with a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Divine Mercy University and resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her family.