Pro-lifers are heading to Washington, DC, by the busload for
activities to promote life. While the 40th anniversary of the
Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion is Tuesday, the
annual "March for Life" will be held Friday.
Spokesperson Jeanne Monahan, who serves as president of March
for Life, says this year's event promises to be a huge
"Our hotels sold out a month in advance of when they normally
sell out, and we're just seeing different markers, both in media
requests and also in that groups like Students for Life of America
sold out a month in advance of when they normally sell out," she
"So we believe that we're going to have record-breaking crowds
because it's the 40th anniversary of Roe. Also, Nellie
Gray our foundress has
passed away [since last year's march]."
Part of the march will pay tribute to Gray. There are other
reasons why the crowds should be larger this year, according to
"The recent election has left pro-lifers wanting an outlet to
express their strongly held views to their legislators, as I think
the HHS mandate, which includes abortion-inducing drugs also has,"
she says. "I think for all of those reasons we're going to have
Several members of Congress will join in the ranks as the March
for Life ends up on the steps of the Supreme Court which legalized
abortion 40 years ago in ruling on Roe v. Wade. At least
55 million children have died in the womb since then.