Annual ‘March for Life’ to Hit Nation’s Capital on Monday
(CNSNews.com) – The annual March for Life pro-life rally is set to hit the nation’s capital on Monday, Jan. 24, bringing thousands of pro-life activists to Washington to commemorate the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Held every year since 1974, the year following the high court’s decision, the march regularly draws upwards of 150,000 activists each year to the nation’s capital to both mark the anniversary of the Roe decision and to oppose the continued existence of abortion on demand.
This year’s march will feature Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) as the keynote speaker at its Rose Dinner event that marks the end of a weekend of protests and ceremonies focused on ending abortion.
One story was the news that 41 percent of pregnancies in New York City end in an abortion. That figure, twice the national average, was called “chilling” by New York Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan, who also said he was “embarrassed” for the city over the abnormally high rate of abortions.
The second major abortion story concerns that of a Philadelphia abortionist, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, who was charged with eight counts of murder after investigators discovered that one woman and seven babies died during botched abortion procedures that he reportedly performed.
The march will begin on the National Mall and end in front of the Supreme Court building located directly behind the U.S. Capitol.
According to the liberal Guttmacher Institute, 1.2 million abortions take place in the United states each year. Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, a little over 52 million children have been killed by abortion in America.