Things We Saw On The Streets At The 2019 March For Life

Pro-life protester Susanna Edwards

Pro-life protester Susanna Edwards

"The president said today the March for Life, in his words, this is a movement founded on love, grounded in the nobility and dignity of every human life", the vice president said, referring to the words of President Donald Trump who also spoke to the pro-life marchers in a pre-recorded message during the rally. Trump also said that he had just sent a letter to members of Congress reiterating his veto threat on legislation weakening abortion restrictions. Thousands braved the cold to attend Friday's event.

William from Braintree, Massachusetts said he coordinated with his diocese to help a new church in Rhode Island make congregants' first trip to the March for Life. Here is what we saw at this year's march.

A column in Media Matters stated, "For years, the anti-abortion movement and its allies in right-wing media have erroneously and frequently claimed that anti-choice arguments are supported by science", calling on media outlets to scrutinize the sources of those claims.

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Appearing on the Eternal Word Television Network, Scalise said it was "inspiring" to see the young activists standing up for "life".

About half of US adults say abortion should be legal, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll past year, with about 68 percent of Democrats supporting abortion access compared with about 31 percent of Republicans.

"We're ultimately going to win", he added. The Doug Jones election will be Alabama's own "March for Life".

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) shared that he reintroduced a 20-week abortion ban, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would protect the unborn after 20 weeks or five months of pregnancy.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-third. "With Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court we are facing a situation where, within the next year, Roe v. Wade could very well be further eroded or overturned".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued the event was "one of our nation's proudest examples of peaceful activism".

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Abortion-rights activists ripped Trump's talking points as belonging to another century and countered that women alone should have the right to chose what to do with their bodies.

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