Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Tens of thousands brave the cold to March for Life

Students from Benedictine College in Kansas carry the March for Life sign at the head of the March, Jan. 22, 2014. Credit: Addie Mena/CNA.

Tens of thousands of pro-life activists endured frigid temperatures and a snow storm Wednesday as they gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to mark the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that has prepared the way for an estimated 56 million abortions.

In past years the march has drawn crowds estimated between 400,000 and 650,000. However, the winter storm that blew through Washington on Tuesday led to cancellations of numerous buses and planes, creating a visible drop in numbers at this year's rally and march. The Philadelphia archdiocese, for instance, canceled all of their buses.

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