It was snowy and cold, but it didn’t stop the largest and longest civil rights protest in American history from turning out in huge numbers.
If you watched the legacy news media, you might not have known about the fact that hundreds of thousands of people descended upon Washington for the 51st annual March for Life this Friday.
In times past, up to anywhere from 250,000 to 400,000 pro-lifers have marched in every type of weather, from snow to sunshine. This year was snow — but it didn’t stop the thousands who turned out anyway.
Attorney General Jason Miyares was first to congratulate the tens of thousands of pro-life activists and students who marched in the snow and ice this year:
Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin followed up with a nod moments later:
Recent polling by Marist College shows that two-thirds of Americans support some form of restriction on abortion, with 84% of Republicans supporting limits and 46% of Democrats likewise. From CNA:
About 40% of respondents said that abortion should not be allowed in most circumstances: 9% said it should not be allowed in any circumstance, 9% said it should only be allowed to save the life of the mother, and 22% said it should only be allowed in cases of rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother.
53% of Americans oppose the use of tax dollars to fund abortion, while a whopping 67% oppose the use of American taxpayer dollars to fund abortion overseas.
66% of Americans oppose coercing pro-life nurses and doctors into performing abortions, and an overwhelming 83% support pregnancy resource centers who provide alternative care for mothers and their babies but do not provide abortion services.
Since the Dobbs decision, there have been 391 separate attacks against Catholic parishes and 88 attacks against pro-life organizations and pregnancy resource centers since May 2020 according to CatholicVote.
Only 25% of these attacks have led to an arrest.