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Abortion Opponents Mark Roe V. Wade Anniversary With D.C. Protest

The annual March for Life rally was held amidst frigid temperatures on the National Mall, marking the decision's 41st anniversary.

The New York Times: Abortion Opponents March In Washington On Anniversary Of Roe V. Wade Decision
Thousands of abortion opponents descended on Washington for the annual March for Life rally on Wednesday on the 41st anniversary of the decision in Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. Despite wind chills in the single digits and crunchy snow underfoot, a crowd spanning several blocks huddled on the National Mall to hear speakers such as Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the Republican House majority leader, before marching past the Capitol to the Supreme Court (Southall, 1/22).

The Washington Post: Thousands Brave Cold For Abortion Protest In DC
Thousands of abortion opponents confronted wind chills in the single digits Wednesday to rally and march on Capitol Hill to protest legalized abortion, with a signal of support from Pope Francis. The annual “March for Life” is held every January on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark 1973 decision that declared a constitutional right to abortion. The event draws many Catholic high school and college students from across the country for a series of events and prayer vigils that led up to a rally and march on the snow-covered National Mall (1/22).

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