Tens of Thousands Converge on DC for Annual March For Life
Pro-life protesters walk during their annual March for Life in Washington January 24, 2011. On the 38th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion-rights decision, thousands marched to the U.S. Supreme Court to voice their opposition to abortion. (REUTERS/Jason Reed)
The annual March for Life was held today in Washington DC.
27,000 people had secured tickets for the Mass for Life today at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.
The Washington Post reported:
March for Life activities kicked off in Washington Monday morning with a celebration Mass for youth at Verizon Center.
More than 27,000 people secured tickets to the Verizon Center event, so you’re likely to see large groups of young people throughout the District, particularly near the Supreme Court or the National Mall. View a full list of traffic closings here.
The march marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (officially Jan. 22), a landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Victories at the polls in November among conservative politicians have led some to believe that there is an opportunity to rein in the access that Roe v. Wade granted..
An increasing number of restriction have already been adopted. Nebraska passed a law last year that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Pro-life protesters march on the Washington Mall during the annual March for Life, January 24, 2011. (Reuters)
The Anchoressis reporting on many of the planned activities for today.