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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
"Every Life is a Gift" March for Life DC and Walk for Life West Coast - Highlighting the Challenging Prenatal Diagnosis of Trisomy 21, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13 and Spina Bifida
WATCH MARCH FOR LIFE EVENTS NOW on EWTN Eternal Word Television Network
http://www.ewtn.com(you can view off the website, EWTN APP or check your local listing for the EWTN schedule).
I was very happy to see the March for Life2015 theme is “Every Life is a Gift.” They are addressing the challenging prenatal journey when families are given a poor prenatal diagnosis, highlighting the trisomy experience and many pressures put upon women and families to abort these unique babies.
The Rite for the Blessing of the Child in the Womb can be done by a priest or deacon and is available in English and Spanish. The Rite opens with readings of the Visitation, the Annunciation, the prophecy of Sarah’s conception of Isaac, or other similar readings. It includes a blessing for the mother to “grant her comfort in all anxiety and make her determined to lead her child along the ways of salvation,” the text reads. And there is a blessing for the father to “grant him courage in this new responsibility and make him an example of justice and truth for this child.” An excerpt of the blessing reads: Click for PDF (English and Spanish)