The anti-abortion March for Life held in Washington DC is drawing thousands of people joining the pro-life crowds. Young adults swarmed the National Mall on Friday in their protest of the 40 year anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationally in America.
According to The Washington Post, Jeanne Monahan is the new March for Life director. She said in an interview this week that the March For Life movement is planning on adopting themes similar to the civil rights movement:
“The march brings everyone out, including those with strong opinions. You do see visual images of abortions, which is graphic — that’s not an approach I agree with, but people have a right. Our march shows the joy and zeal of normal, pro-life Americans. Being pro-life is the new normal.”
The anti-abortion march will seek to emphasize choice by funding and highlighting Crisis Pregnancy Centers, which support women who don’t want to be pregnant so they don’t have an abortion. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, other methods include supporting measures for 3D and 4D ultrasounds that shows the babies in early stages of life. Many future mothers change their minds once they see their babies smiling and moving around in their wombs.
According to USA Today, March for Life organizer Jeanne Monahan, president of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund, believes that “we are winning with young people. I see it right in front of me today.” Politicians like Congressman Chris Smith of New Jersey drew the loudest applause with an attack on the court ruling:
“Forty years ago this past Tuesday marks the Supreme Court’s infamous, reckless and inhumane abandonment of women and babies to the abortionists. … Know this, Mr. President — we will never quit.”
On Twitter the hash tag #marchforlife has begun trending today. Pope Benedict XVI sent the anti-abortion march his encouragement by way of his personal Twitter @pontifex account:
“I join all those marching for life from afar, and pray that political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life.”
What do you think about the new way that the March for Life is presenting anti-abortion, or pro-life, arguments?