On bringing the only Christian poster to the Chicago Women’s March

A friend’s photos from the 2017 March for Life revealed a kaleidoscope of Christian imagery. Marchers holding posters with Bible verses of how “I knew you in the womb.” Close-up shots of rosaries dangling from wrists.  Representatives of specific church entities—from individual congregations to entire denominations—made themselves present by name, proclaiming their pro-life stance as emanating out of their religious worldview.

But when, just a week after this year’s presidential inauguration, my wife and I showed up at the Chicago Women’s March, across the vast sea of pink hats and posters I found not a single suggestion of Christian imagery, language, or iconography. Continue reading