Will you accept this rose?

Ella Schulte , News Writer

The phrase, “Will you accept this rose?”, is most commonly associated with ABC’s “The Bachelor”, yet it is argued that in today’s society, there are much more poignant circumstances involving the deliberate act of giving and taking, playing not with heartstrings, but rather heartbeats.

Poet Jagtar Singh Dhiman once said, “Choose what helps your heart bloom,” but what about those who cannot choose?

On Wednesday, January 22, festivities began in celebration of the 47th annual March for Life, this year’s theme being: “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman.”

A mother from Columbus, Ohio, Annie Schoen, told Over the course of the National Review that,three-day celebration, a “Pro-life is pro-women because range of events were put on

we’re marching to advocate for women in crisis pregnancies.”

Each year, tens of thousands of pro-lifers from across the country gather together in Washington D.C. to take part in the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world by educating themselves and taking action.

More specifically, participants march in spite of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a decision made by the Supreme Court that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973.

Not only are marches and rallies held in protest of the legalization of abortion, but they also celebrate and defend the right to life from the moment of conception.

Also, in attendance was 45th and current President Donald Trump.

According to a publication posted by The New YorkTimes, “Demonstrators flooded the National Mall on Friday morning in anticipation of a historic moment for the anti-abortion movement: the first sitting president to address the annual March for Life in person.”

Speaking to the crowd, TheNew York Times affirmed thatTrump stated, “Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.”

Over the course of the three-day celebration, a range of events were put on from expos and rallies, to a conference, concert and dinner.

As stated on the March for Life’s web page, “The March for Life is an annual event, but pro-life education and advocacy is important all year long.”

Additionally, their Education and Defense Fund’s logo, a red rose, symbolizes mourning and the unborn, as well as life and love. If one looks close enough, both a mother and child are encompassed within the petals of the rosebud as a reminder to all of the special bond the pair shares.

Although the next march in Washington, D.C. is scheduled for January 29, 2021, a variety of marches are held throughout the country at the local level.

So, “Choose what helps your heart bloom.” “Will you accept this rose?”