Thousands of activists gathered in DC on Friday, January 21 to take part in the annual March for Life.
The rally comes as the Supreme Court is preparing to issue a critical ruling this summer which may overturn its Roe vs. Wade decision.
The event took place virtually last year due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Saturday marked the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Roe vs. Wade. The 1973 decision established the constitutional right to access to safe and legal abortion.
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“Americans everywhere know that unborn children deserve equal rights and protection under the law,” says Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “We are hopeful that, with Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the Supreme Court, 2022 will bring us much closer to building the culture of life we have all marched for since Roe v. Wade was tragically imposed on our nation nearly 50 years ago.”
The theme for this year’s March for Life was “Equality Begins in the Womb,” which the group says refers to the need to “recognize that children in the womb also deserve protection.”
Among the speakers at the event were Congresswoman Julia Letlow, Congressman Chris Smith, actor Kirk Cameron, and more.