Thousands Gather at ‘March for Life’ Protest in Washington D.C. (Video)

Thousands gather for the March for Life protest, as Supreme Court weighs Roe v. Wade.

QUICK FACTS:
  • Temperatures hovered at around 20 degrees as thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 49th annual March for Life protest, NPR reports.
  • And this year, there’s a growing sentiment among the protesters that it could be the last march before Roe is possibly overturned.
  • Macy Butler, a march attendee and retired teacher from Silver Spring, Maryland, said she had “a little hope” this year that abortion would no longer be protected on a federal level. “There’s hope. There’s a little hope that maybe it’ll go back to the states,” she said. “I feel a little more optimism this year than I’ve had.”
  • “I did it in the past just because I wanted [to say] ‘We’re here, we’re here. We still believe abortion is wrong.’ But now I’m like, wow, maybe something will change for the better,” Butler went on to say.
  • President Donald Trump expressed support for the event in an official statement, saying, “As you gather together today for the March for Life, I am with you in spirit!”
WHAT THE ‘MARCH FOR LIFE’ PRESIDENT SAID:
  • “We are hoping and praying that this year, 2022, will bring us historic change for life,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said. “Roe is not settled law,” as the crowd cheered back.
  • “If Roe falls, the battle lines will change. But make no mistake, the fight for life will need to continue in the states and here in D.C.,” Mancini went on to say.
BACKGROUND:
  • The march occurs around the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision made, Jan 22, 1973, according to NPR.
  • March for Life Paris saw equally impressive turnout numbers (see video below).