March for Life and White House Protest Part of Pro-Life Events Marking Roe

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — When the calendar reads January, the majority of Americans who consider themselves pro-life according to several 2009 polls can count on one thing. That’s the annual March for Life that sees hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates heading to the nation’s capital.

They gather for the event — which sees a 20-30-person-wide sea of people for block after block parading down the main streets of Washington — to mark their opposition to abortion.

Specifically, the event is a condemnation of the 1973 Supreme Court decisions of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that, together, ushered in an era of abortion on demand that has resulted in more than 50 million abortions and tens of millions of women injured physically and emotionally.

This year, for the first time ever, organizers of the March for Life also plan a White House protest.

They will hold a two-hour rally the night before the March for Life at Lafayette Park, across from the White House, in an attempt to show strong opposition to the pro-abortion record of President Barack Obama.

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