After a year marked by racial protests and a pandemic that forced the annual OneLife LA celebration to go virtual, speakers at Southern California’s premier pro-life event emphasized links between abortion, racism and the erosion of compassion.
People have come to understand “that human life is precious. Also, that life is fragile. How we live and love and care for one another – this is what truly matters,” said Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez in his remarks at the event.
He founded OneLife LA seven years ago as a West Coast celebration of a culture of life. It is centered on the right to life that begins at conception, while connecting that right to efforts to help the poor, immigrants, and other vulnerable people.