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'Every Child Matters': Popular Priest Fr. Mike Schmitz Gave Epic Keynote Speech at 2022 March For Life

Ashley Sadler : Jan 24, 2022  LifeSiteNews.com

Schmitz noted that his focus on the sanctity of human life could be traced back to his home life, and described three images his mother had put up on the refrigerator which made an impact on him. "The first one was of a baby that was only weeks old that had died because of an ectopic pregnancy," the child "had just been conceived weeks before," it was obvious that the tiny infant was "a human person that mattered"...

(Washington, DC) — [LifeSiteNews.com] Father Mike Schmitz, the Minnesota-based Catholic priest behind the massively popular Bible in a Day podcast which has topped the charts in the United States and overseas, took the stage as the keynote speaker at the Washington, DC March for Life on Friday, sharing his personal connection to the pro-life movement and driving home the simple truth that every human life matters. (Image: via LifeSiteNews)

Beginning his address at the 49th annual March for Life, Father Schmitz said the first speech he ever gave was about the dignity of human life "and the evil of abortion and euthanasia" which he delivered while he was only in eighth grade.

Schmitz noted that his focus on the sanctity of human life could be traced back to his home life, and described three images his mother had put up on the refrigerator which made an impact on him.

"The first one was of a baby that was only weeks old that had died because of an ectopic pregnancy," he said, explaining that although the child "had just been conceived weeks before," it was obvious that the tiny infant was "a human person that mattered."

Click Here to watch the video of his address at the March For Life

The second image was of a cartoon which pointed out the absurdity of a left-wing secular perspective which could denigrate human life in the womb while lobbying to "Save the whales."

"And the third image was an image of a garbage bag that was wide open," the priest continued. "And in that garbage bag were the remains of children that had been aborted and were being thrown away in the trash. But some pro-lifers had rescued the remains of those babies to treat them like people. Because those babies matter. Because people matter."

Schmitz became noticeably emotional when he told the audience about his grandmother, a head nurse at a Twin Cities hospital who walked away from her position in 1973 when her administration began ordering the nurses to help perform abortions.

"So she went to the board of directors and said, 'This needs to stop. Either you stop doing abortions or I'm leaving,'" Schmitz said, adding that "in that moment, Helen stood. And they said, 'You can leave.' And in that moment, Helen walked."

"And that matters," Schmitz continued. "Because every person matters. Every life matters."

Schmitz said that being forced out of a career she loved broke his grandmother's heart, and argued that broken-heartedness also inspires the participants in the March.

"I think we're here because abortion and what it's done has broken our hearts," he suggested... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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