ALL begins new movement against Planned Parenthood
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2019-10-09

In a webcast on the Feast of the Holy Rosary (October 7), attended by hundreds of dedicated fighters against Planned Parenthood, American Life League president, Judie Brown, announced a new effort to be known as the Marian Blue Wave. The webcast is online and can be viewed by going to all.org/webcast.

Commenting on the new movement, Brown wrote the following day:

It’s amazing what a simple tweet can start. On January 26 of this year, Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, tweeted that our country needed to work and pray for a Marian Blue wave. That one tweet sparked an idea, and that idea sparked a brand new campaign to end abortion once and for all. I am thrilled to announce the launch of American Life League’s newest campaign—the Marian Blue Wave.

Our goal is simple: End abortion, while closing down every Planned Parenthood facility in the United States, with the help of the Blessed Mother and her Son. We have spent the last 46 years waiting for laws and politicians to end the senseless murder of innocent preborn children, and what has changed? Absolutely nothing. Well, enough is enough!

We would be naive to ignore the fact that abortion goes much deeper than laws and politics. Abortion is a grave evil, and an evil of this magnitude requires the greatest spiritual weapon available to us: the Holy Rosary.

Over the past 10 years, ALL has helped shut down over 227 Planned Parenthood facilities with a method similar to the MBW. The difference is that the MBW will be nationwide.

Once a week, those who join the MBW will say a Rosary with the specific intention of ending abortion in the United States. No matter where you live, you can be a part of it.

When our participants commit to the MBW, a blue icon will appear over their city on our interactive map. With enough participants, a visible Marian Blue Wave will sweep the nation.

Let us not forget what Professor Charles Rice (a founding advisor of ALL) once wrote:

Our reliance here must be on the Rosary rather than the sledge hammer (and on other prayers as well, especially in ecumenical gatherings). The most effective technique would be to confront every abortion facility in the country with a continuous, peaceful Rosary vigil lawfully conducted on the public sidewalk, including the offering of pro-life literature and counseling to persons entering and leaving the premises. This would not involve any obstruction or interference with anybody. But it would dramatize the opposition of abortion to the law of God. And only through the grace of God will we succeed in removing this scourge from our land.

What would our nation be like if millions of Christians prayed the Rosary every day for an end to abortion? That is the Marian Blue Wave.

We invite you to watch the webcast and then go to our special map and see how people all across the United States are joining this new effort. While you’re there, please click the “Make Your Rosary Commitment” at the bottom of the page to join in this spiritual battle being waged to save lives.