Yesterday I traveled to Washington, DC for the largest March for Life to date. Estimates of the crowds marching ranged anywhere from “tens of thousands” reported by the local liberal media, who chose not to cover this event, to 750,000 by ETWN, who were actually at the March covering it from beginning to end. (I guess you can guess which estimate I choose to believe.)
Not included in this count was a large group of people who remained at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, who because of age or infirmary could not march, but came to be a part of this day by praying for those marching as well as for an end to abortion in our country.
One of those was a woman who traveled from Boston, MA to Malvern, PA for a retreat and as part of that retreat then traveled to Washington, DC.
Marchers were from all walks of life. It was well noted all the young people who were in attendance, several of whom were interviewed by the reporters from EWTN, and all very well spoken. (Future pro-life leaders?)
One of those interviewed was a young women with Down Syndrome. Her testimony brought tears to the eyes of all including the reporter who interviewed her.
On the local front, over 40 people attended a Prayer Vigil at the Planned Parenthood in Warminster, Pennsylvania. They were met with a very positive response from those driving by. It is the hopes of those who organized this rally, that this become a yearly event drawing even more people each year until this abortion facility closes and abortion is eradicated from our land.