Washington DC March for Life Rally Attracts Hundreds of Thousands

Posted By on January 30, 2010


The annual March for Life Rally, was held in Washington, DC on Friday, January 22nd. Held on the 37th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, protesters turned out by the hundreds of thousands to march to the Supreme Court. By many accounts it was the largest demonstration in years.

What was especially encouraging was the fact that this year huge numbers of youth were present. In fact, it appeared that the majority of protesters were young.

Pro-abortionists are worried, as they realize that there is a very real chance that Roe v. Wade may be overturned. In the January 24th Washington Post, pro-abortion columnist Robert McCartney wrote:


I went to the March for Life rally Friday on the Mall expecting to write about its irrelevance. Isn’t it quaint, I thought, that these abortion protesters show up each year on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, even though the decision still stands after 37 years.

…How wrong I was. The antiabortion movement feels it’s gaining strength, even if it’s not yet ready to predict ultimate triumph, and Roe supporters (including me) are justifiably nervous.

…In this case, I was especially struck by the large number of young people among the tens of thousands at the march. 

…Activists who support abortion rights conceded that there’s less energy among young people on their side of the debate.

…”Unfortunately, I feel my generation is a little complacent,” said Amanda Pelletier, 20, co-director of the abortion rights group at American University. “It just doesn’t seem to be a very hip issue.”


Lest anyone insist that the pro-life movement is strictly a religious issue, note that even atheists have their own anti-abortion movement, as seen in a January 28, 2008 article in Newsweek Magazine and at the Atheist and Agnostic Pro-Life League website, found at http://www.godlessprolifers.org/home.html.

As medical science continues to progress it becomes apparent to even non-Christians that an embryo is a human life and that, as such, people do not have the right to end that life.


Bob Hunter    http://www.examiner.com

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