Snow and ice could not stop an estimated 100,000 people from converging on the nation’s capital last week for the 51st annual March for Life.
The march comes ahead of what is likely to be a critical election season in which abortion is likely to be a top issue.
CBN News notes that since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, despite considerable gains in the fight to end abortion, every statewide referendum on abortion has failed, while every statewide initiative to expand abortion “rights” has passed.
Yet activists who have seen such a strong turnout at the March for Life each year feel more motivated than ever to change the narrative on abortion in the wake of this critical Supreme Court victory.
“We’re proud to be there every year en masse, you know, showing the nation that this generation rejects abortion and that we’re moving forward in our mission in this post-Roe world,” Students for Life American founder and president Kristan Hawkins told Christianity Today.
“Our goal is to see an end of abortion. To make abortion unthinkable and unavailable in our country. And that’s a two-fold goal,” she elaborated, “that requires cultural change, that requires practical and tangible support, that requires political change. And so you have to have all of those kind of cylinders firing at any given moment.”