Thursday, January 22, 2009

1/4 Million March For Life

Tens of thousands of anti-abortion activists descended on the National Mall Thursday afternoon for the annual March for Life, marking the 36th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, Roe v. Wade.

"There's a couple hundred thousand people here and we're psyched," said Michael Tiziani, 17, a member of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, which brought close to 300 members to the event. Marchers said the crowd was about as large as previous protests, which drew about 250,000.

The crowd virtually retraced the steps of nearly 2 million people two day ago who came to witness the inauguration of President Obama, who is pro-choice. The march began at around 12:30 p.m. with a rally at the Mall near 4th street, then proceeded along Constitution Avenue, turning right on First Street toward the steps of the Supreme Court, where another rally was held. - Washington Post

Excellent timing for an excellent cause.

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