Protesters March on 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Under new leadership, March for Life continues anti-abortion protests.
The crowd of anti-abortion rights protesters let out a rapturous cheer as news of support from Pope Benedict XVI was announced. Attendees waved signs and watched speakers on jumbotrons during this year’s March for Life. The annual march marked the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, though it was pushed back to avoid conflict with the inauguration.
As the new president of the march, Jeane Monaham is expecting record-breaking attendance. Under her leadership, she said the March for Life Education & Defense Fund would expand its educational component to attract attention throughout the year—not just the day of the march. “My hope as the March for Life president is really just to give a voice, more and more, to the young people,” she said.
House Speaker John Boehner also sent words of support, saying he hopes to make abortion a “relic of the past.” He promised that Congress would continue work to pass the Hyde Amendment that prevents taxpayer funding from going to abortion. (Politico)