Over 400,000 march in Washington demanding protection for the unborn childFilling planes, trains and automobiles, hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers traveled to the nation's capitol for the annual March for Life. The excitement and determination of the throng was especially evident as they marched from the mall to the steps of the Supreme Court building. There in front of the courthouse, members of "Silent No More" held signs which said that "We regret our abortion." Many women provided testimony of the damaging effect that the abortion had in their lives.
Earlier in the day the crowd heard from organizer and founder Nellie Gray who introduced political, religious and public figures who spoke of the need to restore legal protection for the unborn child.
The weekend prior to the March saw numerous events, including a Students for Life Conference that brought together over1700 students from across the nation. The annual mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception was filled to capacity with over 10,000 participants. The next morning over 27, 000 students attended the mass at the Verizon Center.
Numerous meetings were held with representatives throughout the senate and congressional office buildings. following the march Rock for Life held a concert near the Union Station.
Pro-life leaders met throughout the weekend and discussed strategies for ending taxpayer funding of abortion giants such as Planned Parenthood. The ghastly shadows of the revelations out of Philadelphia were on everyone's mind.