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March for Life participants in Washington, DC.
22 January 2015.
Picture Credit: Addie Mena / CNA.
An amazing multitudinous demonstration, of a firm belief in the Sanctity of all human life, took place in the USA, yesterday.
May God Bless all those who took part for their witness to this timeless Truth.
Washington D.C., Jan 22, 2015 (EWTN News/CNA)
“We are the Pro-Life Generation! We are the Pro-Life Generation!” The chant could be heard along Constitution Avenue, as cold weather in the Nation’s Capital did not deter the masses from taking part in the 2015 March For Life.
The massive crowds – consisting largely of young people – swarmed downtown Washington, D.C., praying, marching and witnessing to life.
Photo: NEWBORN WEEK BY WEEK
Pro-lifers flooded Twitter as well, posting pictures of themselves with life-affirming messages and the hashtag #WhyWeMarch.
“I march for love. I march to speak for the unborn babies who cannot speak for themselves,” tweeted one participant, Tiana DeLorge.
“Because human rights apply to all humans,” said another attendee, Carla Burlando.
“Every life is a gift!” tweeted Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, who posted pictures of himself with march participants.
As in previous years, the crowds were notable for their high number of students. Christendom College in Virginia, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, and Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida were among the dozens of schools with significant representation at the event.
Also present were individuals who have suffered firsthand the effects of abortion.
Other marchers held banners saying, “I regret my abortion” and “Men regret lost fatherhood.”
At a rally preceding the march, speakers offered messages of unity and hope, proclaiming that every life is a gift.
“We have come to stand for the pre-born who could not stand for themselves. We have come to celebrate life and to mourn the millions of babies killed in abortion,” said March for Life president Jeanne Monahan.
“We have come to tell the world that abortion is wrong. It is the taking of innocent life. It has to stop.”