Here’s What We Saw At The 47th Annual March For Life

The Federalist | 1/24/2020 | Chrissy Clark
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At the 47th annual March for Life, tens of thousands of men, women, and children came together to march for the lives of unborn children. The march took place two days after the anniversary of the monumental Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion and continues to find resonance in subsequent decisions Casey v. Planned Parenthood and Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

The National Mall in Washington D.C. filled up with tens of thousands to celebrate life.

Moments - Year - March

Here are some of the biggest moments we saw at this year’s march:

President Donald Trump spoke at the March for Life, marking the first time a president attended the March — and by default, the first time a president has ever spoken at the March. His vocal attendance sent a strong message about his administration’s anti-abortion stance, which some have questioned in the past.

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“They are coming after me because I am fighting for you,” Trump said.

In a notable moment of Trump’s speech, he spoke directly to young pro-lifers, where he called out college campuses for silencing pro-life voices on campus and reminded students they are not in this fight alone.

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“We are protecting pro-life students’ rights to free speech on college campuses. And if universities want federal taxpayer dollars, then they must uphold your First Amendment rights, speak your mind.”

Contrary to the minuscule level of media coverage the pro-life movement receives, the campaign to protect the sanctity of human life is driven largely by young people. Every year, almost a quarter of attendees have been either high school or college students, often traveling thousands of miles to attend the annual march alongside their classmates. In 2010, the Washington Post estimated over half the crowd was younger than 30.

Coverage - Year - March

Indeed, in our coverage of this year’s march, we found ourselves surrounded...
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