(CNSNews.com) - Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro, speaking to attendees at the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, said that God will remember the pro-life community as the “guardians of his most precious creations” - the unborn.
“Our children yet unborn will remember, and they will thank us in their prayers, and most of all God - the God who built and preserves nations, who brings life and maintains it, who stands with those who suffer most at the hands of evil, he will remember us too. He remember America, and he will bless her,” Shapiro said.
“God will bless us, because we are the guardians of his most precious creations. We stand between America and the darkness, and we will march until that darkness is banished forever, and all of our children can stand together in the sunlight,” he said.
“America was founded on the promise of God-given rights,” Shapiro said, “chief among them the rights to life and liberty.”
He said America decided it was okay to erase children for convenience.
“We built the country for our children. We built our lives for our children, and then something happened. We as a country decided to erase them. We decided that the present was more important than the future. We decided that convenience was more important than basic decency,” Shapiro said.
“We decided that we could safely blot out millions of souls who could not protect themselves still forever voices that could not speak. We dehumanized the most human, the most innocent among us,” he said.
Shapiro said America lied about the science of abortion and the origin of life, and it pretended that unborn babies were “disposable balls of meat” instead of human beings.
“We lied to ourselves, and then we built walls around that lie. We lied about the science. We falsified anti-scientific arguments about the origin of life. We pretended that human beings were not actually human beings,” he said.
“We pretended that human beings with DNA different from their fathers and their mothers, human beings producing their own red blood cells by 12 weeks, their own fingerprints by week eight, their own developing eyes, legs, and hands by week five, their own forming nervous systems by week three, we pretended that these were not human beings, human lives at all but disposable balls of meat,” Shapiro said.
“We fought to avoid looking at the ugly truth of what we’d done. We created euphemisms - termination of pregnancy, abortion, choice. What we were really engaging in was the mass killing of the unborn of course - millions of children who would never be held, who would never open their eyes, who would never see the sun rise, who would never become parents and then grandparents - the dismemberment of babies in the womb, the torture of tiny bodies, and we told ourselves that we were virtuous for our lives,” he said.
“We reversed good and evil. We told ourselves that the killing had to continue, because if it didn’t, we’d be disadvantaging women or raising crime rates or imposing economic hardship. We told young women that abortion wasn’t merely a choice, it was a valuable, worthwhile choice. We told them to shout their abortion, to be proud of participating in the killing of the unborn. We excised those that stood for life,” Shapiro said.
Shapiro said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau both made statements hostile to the pro-life community.
“Governor Cuomo of New York said just a few years ago that those who are right to life ‘have no place in the state of New York.’ Just this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that pro-lifers were not in line with ‘where we are as a society.’ Well you know what? Maybe they’re right. Maybe we today here are not in line with society,” he said.
Shapiro said Democrats have embraced abortion, and Republicans failed to follow through on their promise to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider.
“We do live in a time when the Democratic Party has embraced abortion as a sacrament, and by the way, a time when many in the Republican Party spent years pledging to defund Planned Parenthood and then didn’t do it when they were given the power to do so,” he said.
“We live in a time when pro-life nations around the world are loosening their own restrictions on the killing of the unborn, so perhaps we are out of line with the rest of society, to which I say good. So were the abolitionists, so were the civil rights marchers, so were the martyrs in Rome and the Jews in Egypt,” Shapiro said.
“Righteousness doesn’t have to be popular,” he said. “It just has to be righteous, and so we march. We march for those who can’t. The media will ignore us, because they always do. They’ll cover other marches - you know the five people who show up tomorrow,” he said, referring to the liberal Women’s March.
“They’ll cover the marches they prefer politically. They bet that the tens of thousands of us who brave the cold every year to stand here with the souls of the future America will be forgotten,” Shapiro said.