Massive attendance at March for Life could extend crowd size chatter

Ray Hunter
January 28, 2017

March for Life celebrates its 43rd annual event this year with pro-life supporters collecting in Washington D.C. today. Each group would like the honor of drawing the most people.

The march is held each year close to the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion in 1973.

REUTERS/Yuri GripasThousands of people gather for the annual March for Life rally in Washington, DC, U.S. January 27, 2017. "It's about all of us living together in a way in which we've all got space to live", Mills said.

Pence, who describes himself as an "evangelical Catholic", has spoken at the march before, during his time in Congress.

Mr Trump has already signed an executive order banning U.S. aid to foreign groups that provide abortions.

Anti-abortion groups are often inspired by conservative religious convictions that life begins when a sperm cell fertilizes an egg cell and thereby view abortion as a form of murder.

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Marissa Marble, a mother who is for pro-life said she was out for the march because of personal experience; she gave birth to a baby born at 28 weeks.

Tensions over abortion in the United States seem to be running high, with 47 percent of Americans saying they are pro-choice and 46 percent claiming they are pro-life, according to the latest Gallup survey. "In my 12 years, this has been the best one yet", he said. Abortion doesn't empower women: "choosing life empowers women, '" she said. They've chosen adoption for their children.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican who hosted a reception on Capitol Hill for Ohio marchers, said the new administration will be able to make some anti-abortion policies on its own, but it will be hard to get the 60 Senate votes needed to pass numerous movement's priorities.

Mancini lamented that while there are nearly 1 million abortions in the USA annually, "there are only 22,000 infant adoptions". "So hopefully that's part of their administrative agenda that can continue through Congress in promoting life issues and life agenda, and all life issues not just abortion issue", said McCaffrey.

Among the many pillars of the platform published by organizers of the Women's March on Washington, "open access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control for all people" was central. "I don't discredit what anyone believes in". Every single one of you has the potential to change the course of history. The fact that he came here today is a huge statement of his commitment.

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