‘We must keep marching for life every day’

By: OSV Newsweekly

Hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters attended the 46th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 18, marking the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that legalized abortion on demand. Despite the partial government shutdown and an incoming winter storm, Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, said during her welcoming remarks that the crowd was the biggest she had seen in her seven years leading the March.

“We must keep marching for life every day of the year,” she said.

This year’s theme was “Unique From Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science.” Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, surprised marchers by addressing the crowd in person, and President Donald Trump participated via a videotaped message. “We gather here because we stand for life and believe as our Founding Fathers did that life born and unborn is endowed with certain unalienable rights, and the first of those is life,” Pence said.

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