Forty years later, te annual march goes on.
Condemning abortion as an abuse of human rights, people from across the country participated in the March for Life that takes place annually in the nation’s capital. The Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling on January 22, 1973, legalized abortion.
Marchers carrying signs that read “Defend Life” and “De-fund Planned Parenthood” crowded the National Mall in freezing temperatures to hear politicians and activists reject abortion and say that opposition to it was rising.
“Abortion truly is the human rights abuse of today,” said March of Life director Jeanne Monahan. “The new normal is to be pro-life.”
Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told the protestors that opponents of abortion “stand for love in a world of death.”