On January 21, 2012, TFP-Louisiana was once again pleased to join thousands of pro-lifers at Louisiana’s Life March. Starting at 9 a.m., the rally began at the historic old capital building of Baton Rouge and processed about a mile to the current state capital building at 10 a.m.
As in the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., the majority of attendants were Catholic and proudly and publicly prayed the Rosary and sang Marian hymns while processing through Louisiana’s capital. Thus, the march perfectly combined the humble piety of pilgrims with the spirit of crusaders on their way to victory.
In the days leading up to the march, TFP volunteers went to Louisiana State University and Lafayette College to distribute a flier inviting the students to the march and giving 5 convincing arguments against abortion.
Most of the students had not heard about the rally but upon seeing the volunteers waving fliers and hearing them say, “Save Human Life. Don’t miss Monday’s march.”, students quickly approached to learn about the demonstration. On the day of the march, some of those students helped carry the America Needs Fatima banner and the tall red TFP standard.