Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Massive pro-life crowd marches in U.S. capital

March for Life held on anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision
Participants join March for Life rally on the National Mall in Washington, Jan. 22.
(Photo: Leslie E. Kossoff / CNS)
Media reports say anywhere between thousands to half a million pro-lifers participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan 22. Young people made the majority of the crowd.

The annual event attracted several members of Congress as well as Orthodox and Catholic bishops.
"The Church cannot and must not remain on the sidelines in the fight for a better world," said Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley of Boston.
It even had Pope Francis' attention; he tweeted "Every Life is a Gift" with the hashtag #marchforlife that day.

The Washington Times reported that event went smoothly save for a pro-choice counter-protest which refused to budge until some of its members were arrested.

Pro-lifers across Canada will hold similar Marches for Life May 14.

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