Letter: Pro-life march deserves coverage

With toddler Tyler Farrell, son of the late

With toddler Tyler Farrell, son of the late Katie Farrell, at the March for Life in Washington. From left, Daniel and Joyce Calderone, founders of the website KatiesWay.org, Rebecca Farrell, Clare Farrell and Brian Farrell. Rebecca and Brian are siblings of Katie; Clare is her mother. (Jan. 25, 2013) Photo Credit: Handout / Clare Farrell

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Jeanine Murphy Morelli wrote a beautiful piece describing her experience at the March for Life in Washington on Jan. 25 ["At a protest, a toddler tells a story," Expressway, Feb. 2]. What was especially profound was her ability to integrate the story of one young mother with the message of the pro-life movement.

I'm the mother of Katie Farrell, who was mentioned in the piece, a 23-year-old college student who was stabbed to death last March by her son's father, who then took his own life. My daughter wrote a college essay, and then lived and died the message that a pregnancy may be unplanned, but a child is not a mistake.

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Morelli mourns the loss of millions of babies to abortion, and finds comfort in the decision of one young woman who chose life for her child. As Katie's mother, I am overwhelmed that my daughter's tragic death has brought forth a beautiful message.

While we in the pro-life movement were thrilled to see this story a week after the march, it amazes us that more in the media did not report a demonstration attended by thousands of people.

Clare Farrell, St. James


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