March for Life 2017: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Activists participate in the 2016 March for Life on January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Getty)

Activists participate in the 2016 March for Life on January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Getty)

Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate in this year’s March for Life on January 27th in Washington, D.C.

The March for Life is an annual anti-abortion rally that takes place on or around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that said a woman has a right to have an abortion. This year’s rally has earned more attention than usual because the vice president of the United States, Mike Pence, will attend, and President Donald Trump will reportedly call in.

Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 March for Life.

1. It Starts at Noon on the Grounds of the Washington Monument

The March for Life begins at the grounds of the Washington Monument. (Getty)

The March for Life begins at the grounds of the Washington Monument. (Getty)

The 2017 March for Life begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the grounds of the Washington Monument.

This rally portion of the event will last for one hour, with several politicians and religious figures speaking. At 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, the march itself will begin; it will go up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court and the Capitol Building.

At 3:00 p.m., protesters will listen to testimonies outside of the Supreme Court building.

You can watch the entire event online here:

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March for Life, the yearly anti-abortion rally, is about to get started in Washington, D.C. Here's how you can watch the full event online.

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2. Speakers Include Mike Pence and Kellyanne Conway

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Mike Pence and his wife Karen board Air Force Two on January 26, 2017. (Getty)

There are currently 11 speakers lined up for the rally portion of the March for Life, with the biggest name being Vice President Mike Pence; he was just added to the event on Thursday morning. Vice President Pence has had a consistently pro-life record throughout his political career, especially when he was governor of Indiana; in 2016, he signed into law House Bill 1337, which, among other restrictions, bars doctors from performing abortions for women who are seeking them due to fetal abnormalities. The law was later blocked by a federal judge.

This is the first time a vice president has ever attended the March for Life. No president has attended, although a few have delivered remarks remotely.

Also speaking will be Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to President Donald Trump. She is the first woman to ever run a successful presidential campaign in the United States.

The rest of the day’s speakers will be:

  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City
  • Benjamin Watson, an athlete who plays for the Baltimore Ravens
  • Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who resigned in 2009 and became an anti-abortion activist
  • Karyme Lozano, an actor known for starring in a number of telenovelas
  • Eric Metaxas, an author and talk show host
  • Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., president at Church of God In Christ World Missions.

3. The Theme is ‘The Power of One’

Pro-choice activists participate in a die-in during a 'Rise Up for Roe' rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as pro-life activists intervene during the 2016 March for Life event January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC. The annual March for Life event marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Pro-life activists hold up signs at the 2016 March for Life event. (Getty)

The 2017 March for Life has a theme this year of “The Power of One.” On its social media pages, the organization has described this as the idea that one person can make a difference in the world and that babies that are aborted don’t have the chance to do so.

Through its website, the March for Life has been asking participants to send in stories of how someone has impacted them with the cause of life or how they personally made a difference in their community for life. Many of these submissions come from people who were put in a situation where they considered getting an abortion but decided against it.

One story, for example, is from a woman who says she got pregnant at the age of 19 and went to Planned Parenthood to receive an abortion, but she says she instantly regretted it as soon as she took the first of two pills.

“I looked online for help, but found nothing until I finally came across,” she writes. “The site offered a hotline number, and when I called, a nurse from a pregnancy center answered and explained that a regimen had just been released to reverse the abortion pill I had taken. I knew it wasn’t certain to work, but I was desperate. She found (and I drove) to a doctor 2 hours away who began progesterone injections, which I continued for weeks, as we tried to save my baby. Despite the abortion clinic calling and saying that this would not work, I continued on with my pregnancy, and my second son, Zechariah, was born on 10/20/2013.”

4. This is the 44th Consecutive March

The March for Life has taken place every year since 1974. (Getty)

The March for Life has taken place every year since 1974. (Getty)

The March for Life has been taking place every year for the past four decades.

It was started by Nellie Gray, with the first march being held on January 22nd, 1974, the one year anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The event is usually held on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade; this year it was pushed ahead a bit because of all of the inauguration events that took place last week.

The general goal of the march is always to advocate for the overturning of Roe v. Wade, although some years there are more immediate causes to rally for, such as in 2009 when Congress introduced the Freedom of Choice Act, which would declare that every woman has the fundamental right to receive an abortion without restriction. This bill was not ultimately signed into law. This year, President Trump’s forthcoming Supreme Court nominee announcement will certainly be on the minds of all in attendance.

Although no president has ever appeared at the march in person, some previous Republican presidents have supported the event, and President Ronald Reagan and President George W. Bush spoke remotely.

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5. President Trump Says the Media Doesn’t Pay Enough Attention to the March

President Donald Trump in recent days has been plugging the March for Life in response to the Women’s March on Washington, saying that the media refuses to cover the anti-abortion rally.

“The crowds were large, but you will have a large crowd on Friday, too, which is mostly pro-life people,” Trump said in an interview with ABC News on Thursday. “You’re going to have a lot of people coming Friday. And I will say this, and I didn’t realize this, but I was told, you will have a very large crowd of people. I don’t know as large or larger. Some people said it will be larger. Pro-life people and they say the press doesn’t cover them.”

Trump again mentioned the march during a speech at a Republican retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon, saying that the event will be huge and that the press won’t cover it.

It’s not clear how many people will turn out for the March for Life; organizers told The New York Times that they have no way of gauging how many will be there but that they estimate there will be tens of thousands.

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  1. Luke 1 : 14
    And they shall have joy and gladness and many shall rejoice at his birth.

    Luke 1 : 15
    For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord and child drink neither wine nor strong drink ; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost,even from his mother’s womb.

    Mathew 24 : 19

    • Thank you for reciting for us some random passages from the bible about life. Think of the lives of the mothers who you so hopelessly abandon and betray. Taking away their rights is not ok.

      • No one is abandoning or betraying mothers. It is the mothers who are abandoning and betraying their children. BTW, there is no Constitutional right to an abortion but THERE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE.

      • What is the largest organization in the planet against abortion? What is the largest charity on the planet?

        SAME ANSWER.

        We do NOT abandon and betray mothers. We love them, hold their hands, weep with them, listen to them, and then offer REAL “choices”. Most women come into an abortion clinic wanting to kill their own children like a trapped bear wants to gnaw off its own leg – they don’t, but they feel they have no choice. So we offer choices. We offer free prenatal care (Planned Parenthood offers NO prenatal care at the vast majority of their clinics; call a clinic today and ask them), free ultrasounds, and free adoption services, diapers, clothes, parenting classes, job services, education assistance, life skills training, housing, everything a woman in a crisis pregnancy could need to help her have real choices available that don’t include gnawing off her leg, but instead, remove the trap and help her heal the wound it caused.

          • As a woman why had an abortion more than 20 years ago, trust me, to this very day……I was harmed….that is the Gods honest truth. When a women finally realizes what they did, how can it not hurt or cause harm to think you killed your own baby? Please ponder that for a moment. Although some women never regret the decision, or at least that is what they say…..I can’t pretend to even know that but I have yet to know 1 person who has had an abortion and wasn’t dramatically affected by it in one way or another. It took me many years to figure out my seasonal depression…..after much counseling, I figured out that my anxiety and depression fell around the same time as my abortion and then again around the time I would have given birth. Please realize although your group may be louder, get more attention, have more money, you can’t leave out the women who feel like I do as I am no less a woman than you. Most times there are two sides to every story but time, there are three sides.

          • Wow that’s an insult to so many women in your group as I am sure you have many adopted women in your group. Point is, should they not know ALL their options and not just your convient options? And please don’t tell me you tell them about the crisis pregnancy centers cause we all you do not. We all know the upper management of PP has quotas so you don’t want to lose any business just like any other major corp.

        • I work in a crisis pregnancy center and again, PP spreads lies about the services they provide. Their primary, money making, organization are primarily contraception and abortion services period…..end of discussion. Continue to lie all you want because we have young women who contact you first wanting help with material items to help care for a child and that is what we do, along with free counseling, parenting classes, free pregnancy test, diapers, wipes, baby swings, clothes for every season and need, new and gently used, as well as many other items a women needs to care for her baby. And we continue to assist her with all of these needs and more (including information to where she can obtain all the free woman’s care she may need…we do not however refer to abortion providers and we, unlike PP, are very open and honest about who we are, and what services we do and do not offer. And we also have basic food needs for mom and baby in many centers…but not all. Lastly, we also offer services for women who suffer from regret and anguish over having had an abortion…..which I can assure you, from my very own personal experience, yes they were very kind and caring during the procedure, I will give you that one. (after I handed over the cash before the procedure of course). So if you are reading this and have had an abortion and regret it, or if you think you may be pregnant, and need to talk to people like myself, please contact your local crisis pregnancy care center near you first before you make a decision you can’t take back. At least you can walk out on us……we don’t mind…you are free to come and go as you please. PP required money upfront for my abortion and it was non refundable as soon as I handed it to them, even If i changed my mind …which kind of added to the feeling as if I truely had no other choice which added to my pain. Care❤️Net is a NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATION that depends on generous supporters and volunteers …and NOT tax payer money…………We do not judge you and we love you and we will still continue to love you even if you leave our office and go to PP, you are always welcome back for support and love after….just one more option that I guarantee they will not tell you about when you call them. When girls come to us, they already know PP…we don’t have to tell them anything because they make so much money on abortions they can freely advertise at will……everywhere….including in public schools…….as young as kindergarten thanks to Dept of Education, children are introduced to their propaganda. Check out Common Core or I am happy to provide more info on what is happening in public schools. God Bless every single woman out there…EVERYONE…..including the girl you may be carrying.

      • Like so many Christians you are very selective over the parts of the bible you choose to inflict on other people. The bible also has some very clear messages against blood transfusion. I take it you wouldn’t mind if I canvas the government to end that treatment as well. Hope you don’t ever need one.

        • Please refer me to the part about blood transfusions if you would as I would like to research that statement. I hope she ever needs one either…LIKE I DID…….and trust me…once a woman finally realizes she killed her own child (just stating a fact) it causes a lifetime of harm……but that’s just me and everyone I personally know who have had an abortion and I know lots of them at age 52!!!!!!!!!!

    • Women have the right to make choices about their own bodies. No woman should be forced to become mothers just because they had sex. Work toward birth control access and not forced pregnancy.

  2. Error in beginning of this AMP article. Roe vs Wade SC decision was made in 1973, not 1974 as stated here…What difference does that make? 1 million human lives were lost in the “missing” year…People who would be 43 years old this year!

    • Cool, you could say the same thing for the holocaust, rwandan genocide, etc. Point is, its a faulty argument. The truth of the matter is that pro choice people want the government to control the bodies of women, which is wrong and against the constitution. Additionally, the SC ruled that the thing in the womb is not yet a child until a certain time, therefore it is not murder. Very irrational is your cause.

      • The SC court did not rule that it is not a child – they merely ruled that it is not entitled to any rights or protections until it is old enough to survive outside the womb.

        • They didn’t even decide that…they decided the court could not make that decision for a woman is in a nut shell what they said….Hillary and other corrupt politicians said they have no rights until they are “Born”

      • Please show me in the Constitution where it addresses abortions. So if the Supreme Court says all people with the name Dylan should be exterminated, We can reference their decision to exterminate you? And all other Dylan’s? And it will be OK because the Supreme Court says so? How many Supreme Court decisions have been overturned later? The Supreme court is not infallible in their decisions. Talk about irrational.

        • Absolutely correct. If the Supreme Court, which is occupied by highly educated people schooled in ethics, was always the moral arbiter of social ideology, there would be consensus on most issues. That however is not the case. The Supreme Court is not infallible in their decisions, and certainly there exists a case to rethink decisions based on needs of changed social environments, the concern for ideology that reinforces the betterment of the country, and lastly the consideration of the will of the majority. Many decisions become stodgy anachronisms based on obtuse, murky, pedantic logic that lacks common sense, and as such fails to serve the utilitarian needs of the country. If we consider an organism dead when the heart stops beating, it is irrefutable that life exists when the heart starts beating. Any other conclusion would have to involve specious logic based on an invalid syllogism.

      • The WW2 Holocaust killed 6 million, the Abortion Holocaust has killed at least 7x that number.

        The leading cause of death in USA is CHOICE – but the CDC numbers ignore this huge carnage at Planned Parenthood and other smaller abortion mills.

        • The difference is that the fetus cannot survive outside of the woman’s body. The holocaust victims were functioning human beings.

          • It’s still taking a life is it not? Science has proven that by the time a woman finds out she is pregnant that the baby already has a heartbeat, formation of arms and legs, brain waves that feel pain etc….do some research please……at what point and who decides when a life begins? Well……our constitution says we are ALL guaranteed an unailyable right to life and it is our GOD given right. And God says life begins at conseption….He says He knew you before you were even a gleam in your mothers eye and He knitted yes knitted…which implies you have to tear apart to destroy…….into your mothers womb. The womb belongs to the mother I give you that, but what is inside the womb is a separate and distinct, with its very own DNA, person!!!! Scientific fact !!!! Women should know exactly what their baby looks like…they should be shown pictures of real babies at all stages…it should be a requirement and a law so as to give full disclosure. I know for a fact that doesn’t happen and even when an ultrasound is done, they go out of their way to reassure the woman there is nothing but a blob to see….don’t you worry yourself, as they gently hold your had and maybe shed a tear …but the tear is really not for you, it’s for your baby because they know exactly what they are doing and they are all not telling the complete truth…just like they do mammograms and provide prenatal care…..ok fact for everyone…..absolutely NO mammograms other than a referral…that you can get for free anywhere and the only prenatal care is MAYBE some prenatal vitamins…that’s it……total deception and misinformation that has the slightest bit of so called truth to it. But good news is that if they keep their funding, which I doubt, they may go out and get a few mammogram machines just to prove us wrong and in an effort to desperately hold on to the almighty dollar….because if anyone thinks they are alive and well for you….don’t be fooled…..although the men and woman who work there may really believe they are doing the right thing, you can bet your life the doctor you see, killing your baby, will have a mask over his/her face and he/she won’t care one bit…….they exist for the money and they were founded by Margaret Sanger to KILL BLACK BABIES……look it up please.

          • A large number of babies are surviving outside the mothers womb at 24 weeks and earlier and abortion “rights” go right up until delivery for any reason and that is what you are fighting for. Do you have a limit as to when it’s not ok with info cause if so I would like to know when that limit starts and who gets to decide…you see…..there are all these unanswered quested that need to be answered cause I guarantee you this….if Rowes pregnancy didn’t end in a miscarriage, she would have been standing in front of the the Judges at about 9 months pregnant by the time the case finished in the courts and I bet money they would have not said yes to that being ok.

    • Although I love you for your correction, it just brought pain to my heart thinking my baby would have been 32 this summer. So much for PP not harming women huh?

      • You are not in the same place now, that you were 32 years ago. The decision you made then, was the one you made for you then.

  3. This should be a personal decision. The person bearing the fetus has the responsibility and should have the right to CHOOSE.

    • The baby is a human….whether or not the mother wants or does not want the baby does not make void that the baby is a human person. The person bearing the baby is able to make a decision the put the baby up for adoption so that upon birth she will have no responsibility for the baby.

      • False, as defined by the supreme court, it is not yet a child, therefore it is not murder. Additionally, pro choice upholders do not argue that abortion is the best solution. We simply believe that it is neither the governments right nor responsibility to encroach upon the lives of its citizens.
        On a side note, crime rates have decreased since 1973 when abortion was legalized.

        • False: The Supreme Court is not infallible. Note: Dread Scott and “separate but equal.” Additionally, pro choice people have no clue what a civil right is. A true civil right is when all actors (the individual and the state and the government) write law that is in harmony with Natural Law. Natural Law is authored by God. Abortion is murder, that’s why double murder charges are brought when a pregnant woman is killed.

        • As defined by God, an unborn living human inside of it’s mother’s womb is a child, therefore, not only is it murder, but a sin in God’s eyes. I think God overrules the Supreme Court. “Thou Shalt Not Kill!” His words. He only gave us Ten Commandments, so it must be really important to Him that we follow them. You can not say, “I shot my neighbor in the face because he was in my personal space and I have a right to control my personal space however I want to. Creating life is a deliberate act and has consequences as well. Sex is a deliberate premeditated act. If you don’t want a baby, you do have control. Don’t have sex, use birth control, or have yourself made sterile. You have an abundance of choices. Education, not abortion, is the answer here. Educate yourself, Dylan, before you try to educate others. BTW, crime rates have nothing to do with abortion. You are comparing apples to oranges and that argument is invalid.

          • Mary Lovill, I am pregnant as a result of rape and the fetus is deformed and will never have more intelligence than a 5 year old. I want to get an abortion but if YOU will adopt the baby, I will not abort, Only you!

            • Georgia: Why should a child suffer the death penalty for the actions of their father? And would you kill the child three months after natural birth if you found it the child will never have more intelligence than a 5 year old?

              Hard cases make bad law. The bald fact is that CHOICE is the #1 cause of death in USA. And at least 95% of those have no deformity, and at least 99% are not the product of rape.

            • I will take the baby. Please don’t kill the child. I eased my rapists child. She is 23 now and a USMC corporal, protecting you. She was supposed to be aborted, but i was a messed and on drugs and over-dosed on drugs the day before my abortion procedure. I was hospitalized and missed my abortion. I went to church with my mom after I was released from the hospital and the rest is history. By the grace of God, I survived and my daughter survived. I could not happier. I love my daughter in spite of who her father is. I will raise your child. You do not have to kill or raise him/her; please allow me to adopt your child.

            • Georgia… Please respond to me so that we can exchange contact info. While I do not wish for any woman to be a rape victim, I also that you would not use it as a fake scenario, which is leads than 1% of abortions to make a case for pro-choice argument. Leave that to real victims, like myself and I am pro-life, and my story is true. It happened and my child did not pay the ultimate price with her life. For her fathers crime. And I am fine. She does not remind me of the rape. She is the love of my life and I can love your child also, no matter what his/defects will be. If you are telling the truth, please lets talk about it.

        • Were you all aware that Rowe in Rowe v Wade never actually had a baby…..she miscarried during the court process….please look it up and there were other couples sueing for their rights at the same time INCASE they ever found them-selves pregnant in the future……..convient so they could do the same huh?? which they lost by the way. If you really read the court papers you will see the light I promise you. They are online and they are very long and detailed as it was a difficult decision they really did not want to make. And although science knew about when a heartbeat begins, the general population did not….not even judges….so chances are a different decision may have been reached had they had all the pertinent information. Take the time to go online and read the entire (extremely long) court case….everything is there…even how judges struggled greatly with this decision and tried hard to get out of being forced to rule on this…and they didn’t even have all the facts yet. Then ask yourself if you are ok with something no one at PP ever talks about…LATE TERM ABORTIONS!!! Do you pro choice people say it’s ok for a woman to decide she no longer wants her baby at 9 months along? If you say yes, I challenge you……I DARE YOU to watch a video online about what happens during this procedure and how they partially deliver the baby then slit a hole in the back of its head to kill it then discard it like trash….or sell the parts. Sorry to get graphic here guys but let’s get real…… can’t have it both ways, it’s either a life or it’s not….no matter how far along the woman is.

        • Really Dylan?! Then please explain how a person can be charged with murder if that same person caused the death of the fetus of a pregnant woman? Example: If a woman is pregnant and she is murdered, the person who killed her can face double homicide charges and be convicted for double homicide. I guess unborn babies are human and are murdered, according to the same SC. The HYPOCRISY !!

        • So if the fetus isn’t alive, it isn’t growing. What is it? a rock?

          Only the illogical anti-scientific dogmatist can believe that the fetus is not a living, growing being. It is obviously human (with human parents) although extremists will argue that it is not yet a person.

        • If that were the case my knee replacement operation would be banned for violation of my knee joints right to live. Oh the nightmare!

          • Rosemary Gaskell: Are you serious?
            1. Your knee joint is indisputably part of your body and has identical DNA to all of the cells in your body. Your knee joint has been part of your body since your were in utero, and will be part of your body until you die (unless there is an replacement, amputation, etc).
            2. The fetus being aborted is indisputably a genetically unique human being. It’s life did not begin when the MOTHER was in utero, and will naturally separate from the mother’s body within about 9 months after its life began at conception.
            3. Our country was founded upon a Declaration that includes the basic premise that we are ALL created equal and endowed by our Creator with unalienable rights that include the Right To Life.
            4. I would be willing to accept a political compromise that allows limited abortions for extreme situations (although I would strenuously lobby for the scientific fact that the baby is a human being from the point of conception, with a right to life). What I find intolerable, and dangerous to the future of our Republic, is usurpation by the Supreme Court to amend the Constitution by fiat, which undermines all of the protections that our Constitution affords.

        • So tell me Dr, just when is my baby considered “alive” and what is the definition of alive? Sorry excuses I keep hearing for justification of murder.

  4. Pro-abortion people are morally bankrupt and celebrate evil. The fact they need to use euphemisms such as “choice” and “women’s rights,” and “family planning” to cover up the Truth, to give evil a “nice” name – alone – proves they are wrong, evil, and morally bankrupt.

    • Ok ,if getting abortion is a personal choice and some claim, that the right to choose is in question that,the government does not have the right, to dictate whether or not a woman has an abortion or not because it interferes with her right to choose !
      That means Obamacare was legal because it gave up your right to choose whether or not you had medical insurance or not.
      Now the same people that claim abortion is your right of choice. Also Say the complete opposite of Obamacare then it’s okay for the government to force you to get medical insurance and giving up your right to choose. So who’s the real winner here ? the insurance companies

      • “Nobody” says something that surely nobody can really believe.

        1. Most Americans believe in CHOICE in most arenas of life: which music to enjoy, which car to buy, whether to buy insurance, and much more.

        2. Most Americans believe that there must be limits to CHOICE in some arenas of life: your right to take my car, your right to kill another person.

        3. Some Americans believe that we should be denied our right our CHOICE in some arenas, like whether charter schools should be able to use my tax dollars to teach my children.

        4. And most of group 3 believes that all women have an unlimited right of CHOICE to kill another person, if that person is in utero.

        I agree that Insurance Companies make lots of money, and that they need regulation to keep them from being unfair in their premiums and coverages. But that has nothing to do with whether “CHOICE” should remain the #1 cause of death in the USA.

        • 1) Obamacare is illegal

          2) Obamacare takes away your choice

          3) it is my choice to have insurance and spend my money the way I want to spend it, not have the government dictate to me, I get insurance or be penalized.

          4) Obamacare has stolen millions and millions of dollars from taxpayers because they took away their choice

          5) Gordon you are confused, a misguided brainwashed individual to think this government has the right to force you to get medical insurance.

    • I have always wanted to be called morally bankrupt. How can I celebrate evil? Have a bonfire? So the good in my life is worth nothing? I have volunteered at a rape crisis center for 6 years, my daughter volunteers at a domestic abuse shelter. What good do you do to help others. Calling people names does nothing.

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  6. Last year, the New York Times wrote an article stating that “hundreds attended the march”, while the Washington Post stated that “A small groups of faithful protesters” showed up. This was chilling fake new, as they were off by a magnitude of 100. This year, as usual, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WILL ATTEND! Not a few, not hundreds, not tens of thousands, but HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS. The media coverup of this demonstration is extremely disheartening. Especially when a few thousand protesters near the Trump inauguration received days of coverage. I’m glad that people are beginning to open their eyes to the media’s blue-pilling of the ignorant masses.

    • it doesn’t matter how many people attend the protest, 100 or 100,000, it doesn’t matter if the media covers it or doesn’t . the government does not have the right to decide if a woman does or doesn’t have the right to an abortion, last time I checked it was my body not theirs. And of those hundreds of thousands that march, how many have actually adopted a baby, and put their money where their mouths are.

    • Sadly if you aren’t in DC you can see from the traffic cameras how small of a turn-out there is actually. A couple of thousand at most at the height of the speeches by kelly anne.

      We know from 3rd world countries that when you defund public funding of abortions and birth control the rates sadly go up.. I fully support banning abortions for Catholics, Christians, Mormons, Republicans and anyone who voted for Trump as well as their daughters to see if this is effective or not. Trumps daughter had her private abortion paid for by her insurance in college so I wonder if this will only be something that wealthy women can access?

      • Get a life lier…pp is not funded for abortions as a matter of law and FACT….they can not use those funds for abortion!!!! You are ignorant all the way around.

      • “No More Abortions for Republicians” alleges that Trump’s daughter had an abortion. I have no idea whether this is true. But even if it is true, that only means that some people politicians are opportunists. And that should not be a big surprise to anyone who watches politics.

        Allegations against Trump mean nothing about whether Roe v Wade was an illegitimate declaration written from whole cloth with virtually no connection to the Constitution.

        Allegations against Trump mean nothing about the science that makes it obviously clear that every fetus is a unique human being from the point of conception.

        Allegations against Trump mean nothing about whether our country will turn its back on the fundamental principles of the Declaration of Independence upon which we were founded.
        (A country that rots out its foundations is likely to fall. I am worried about the country that my grandchildren will raise their families.)

  7. Hundreds of thousands. For the past decade, there have been over 250,000, and since 2013, over 650,000 (except for last year’s march which literally took place during a historic blizzard).

    • Why are you so quick to judge people you don’t know.. Shame on you if you are a Christian for your judgemental attitude – only God know the hearts of anyone. FYI The majority of women who have an abortion already are raising other children.

      • This is about right and wrong. Good vs Evil. This is not about judging others. One does not need to Judge another to point out evil. I do not need to know your heart to know killing is wrong. I do not have to judge to point out right and wrong. It is almost comical that you would call someone judgemental for calling killing by it’s name. FYI, plenty of killers have killed before. They almost always claim “it gets easier after the first”.

      • “Mom of two” corrects the insensitive comment by “Radish” but goes way too far.

        I doubt that “Mom” has any facts to support the claim “the majority of women who have an abortion already are raising other children.”

        But regardless of whether that is true, it does NOT mitigate the fact that THE most dangerous place in the USA is inside of a uterus: Only two of three make it out of that neighborhood, and CHOICE is the #1 cause of death in the USA.

  8. TRUE Choice is ADOPTION.. So later in life, a woman can CHOOSE to meet her child r not ! Abortion almost always results in regret & remorse, later in life.

    • My guess is that you have never been adopted or ever faced with a pregnancy that will damage your health and have no health insurance to cover treatment, leaving your family to manage as best they can. Not all adopting families are wonderful. Some have even resorted to selling their adopted children on Craig’s List. And thank goodness a few of them have been arrested. You are also blind to the fact that nature has a nasty remedy for overpopulation. It’s called starvation, disease and death. But of course, you would prefer that children suffer rather than your principles be compromised.

      • rosemary gaskell speaks about a few rare cases and I agree this far: “Thank goodness a few of them have been arrested”.

        But to raise the bogeyman of overpopulation and use it to justify the slaughter of millions of innocent lives every year is astounding. (Choice is the #1 cause of death in America.)

  9. Why are the same people who are for forced pregnancies the first to send other people’s children to war. And why are the people who are anti-war the first in line to support abortions? It seems like pro-life would also be anti-war?

  10. Maybe if there had actually been people there the press might have. In spite of a few carefully composed images there seem to be very few there. Nothing compared with the Woman March on 1/21. This issue is the case of a few loud mouthed people trying to look like a crowd.

    And anyway, Who’s life is winning? A bundle of cells that these people think of as a baby? Most certainly not the women forced to carry those cells regardless of what it does to their bodies or the lives of their families.

    Or is the real object of their protest to beat down young fertile women that men may want to have sex with. Or is this just another manifestation of Republican thirst for power. After all, fighting women is an easier win than actually running the country.

    • rosemary gaskell dismissively refers to “a bundle of cells that these people think of as a baby”, and then tosses out several ad hominem arguments that do nothing to defend her mischaracterization of a unique human being as merely “a bundle of cells”.

      I will agree that referring to this human being as “a baby” is an emotional appeal that misses the easy logic of the situation.

      The conceptus (embryo, fetus, child, whatever) is a unique human being from the moment that the 23 pairs of chromosomes start dividing into a bundle of cells.

      If PERHAPS a case can be made for terminating such a life in some situations, it is far from the unlimited right conferred by the Doe v Bolton decision that accompanied Roe v Wade.

      The desire of some “young fertile women” to engage in sex does not confer a right to kill the conceptus.

      The desire of abusive fathers to force their daughters to have abortions is an evil that is much more immediate than the claim that limiting abortion will lead to “overpopulation … starvation, disease and death” that underpinned rosemary gaskell’s earlier “logic”.

  11. It’s amazing the numbers of pro life comment posters here are listed as anonymous.. I guess they numbers aren’t so big that they have safety in numbers or have faith that their god will protect them. Typical.

    • What I think is “Typical” is the total lack of logic in the Pro-Abortion comment posters here.

      I will check back tomorrow to see if any of them respond to my rebuttals.

    • It’s because putting in your info here requires you to sign up for some website and asks for personal information…..happy to tell you what you want to know.

  12. It is not an annual anti-abortion march you leftist pigs. It is an annual march for LIFE. You suck leftists are obsessed with murdering children and one day the wrath of God will consume you!