Los Angeles, Calif., Jan 25, 2016 / 16:02 pm
The dignity of every human life was the focus of a major pro-life event in Los Angeles on Saturday. More than 15,000 people joined speakers, religious leaders and entertainers to encourage outreach to those in need.
"OneLife LA means sharing the love of God with others – especially those who are poor and forgotten, and those who are alone and excluded," Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said Jan. 23. "With God's love – there are no boundaries, no borders, no barriers. Let's keep building our friendships and together let us build a Los Angeles that welcomes life and serves life and celebrates life."
"No one should go unnoticed or unloved in our society! No one should feel excluded or like they are a burden or an inconvenience. Wherever dignity is denied, wherever people are in slavery – that's where we need to be."
OneLife LA organizers said the event aims to promote "a culture of life" that values every human person, especially those who are marginalized. The Jan. 23 event followed the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that mandated legal abortion across the U.S.