from National Director John Wilson …
Members of Denver, Colorado’s Michael Collins Division #1 and Father Joseph P. Carrigan Division of Boulder County joined thousands of people on the streets of downtown Denver, Jan. 11, 2020 to celebrate joy over the gift of life and human dignity at the annual “Celebrate Life Rally & March.”
This year’s theme was, “Every life is a gift!” and the rally featured various guest speakers who shared their testimonies as well as musical performances to brighten up the celebration, including Irish dancers. Speakers included Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Michael Moubarek from the Catholic Medical Student Association, and Ramona Trevino, the former director of a Planned Parenthood Clinic who shared her testimony on the power of prayer and her transformation from someone who fought for abortion to a warrior who defends life.
The celebration for life began with a special Mass in several churches in the Denver area in both English and Spanish. After the Eucharistic celebration, the participants headed off to the Colorado State Capital for all the scheduled events.
Participants at the Celebrate Life March had the chance to sign a petition to get Initiative 120 on the 2020 Colorado ballot to end the practice of late-term abortion in Colorado. Colorado is one of seven states in the nation that allows abortions for any reason up until birth with no restrictions. By getting Initiative 120 on the ballot, Coloradans will have the opportunity to vote on ending abortions for babies from 22 weeks through birth.
In order to get this initiative on the Colorado Ballot in November 2020, supporters must reach the goal of 124,632 valid signatures. Colorado was the first state to lift restrictions on abortion in 1967, but this could change if you join the pro-life movement and sign the petition.