More than a march: Pro-lifers will walk to Supreme Court, head to Capitol Hill

Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Tens of thousands of pro-lifers are in Washington, DC, today, January 22, to stand for life at the 42nd annual March for Life.

The day started with a 5-K run along the Potomac River as others got set to march to the Supreme Court which legalized abortion in 1973.

This year's March for Life theme is "Every Life is a Gift," says Jeanne Mancini, who heads the March.

There is a special focus on children who are aborted after the mother receives a prenatal diagnosis of a disability. Those babies are aborted at a "highly disproportionate rate," says the pro-lifer.

"And we're trying to do what we can for any woman who would be considering an abortion but especially these who are considered for abortion even more often," Mancini tells OneNewsNow.

The vast majority of babies diagnosed in the womb with Down Syndrome are aborted, with estimates as high as 90 percent.

Speakers will address the pro-life crowd in the morning followed by the March to the U.S. Supreme Court. However, the March isn't over because participants have been encouraged to meet their congressional leaders to lobby for pro-life legislation. 

In fact, the House will pass and send to the Senate a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

More than 200,000 people are expected to participate in the March. 

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