Friday, January 25, 2013

Thousands take to streets, Twitter at American March for Life

Pro-lifers march in Washington to rally against abortion

The 40th annual March for Life began today in Washington, D.C. at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The march will continue until about 1:30 p.m. and is expected to draw over 400,000 people.

The pro-life presence is also being felt on social media with attendees live-tweeting and documenting their experience. Both laity and clergy alike have utilised Twitter to promote the march. His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI tweeted this morning in solidarity with the event, offering his prayers.

Organised by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, its goal is to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision which abolished restrictive abortion laws in the United States.

You can follow the March for Life on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtags #MarchForLife and #MFL. Their website can be found here.

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