FACT: The number of abortions in the U.S. are at the lowest point since Roe v. Wade.Image Credit: NPR
Both pro-choice and pro-life factions publicly claim this as a good thing and also claim to be responsible for the decline. This decline doesn’t keep the issue from being any less charged politically.
This year’s March For Life and Women’s March respectively shone a light on the enormous amount of disparity there still is on the issue in America. Independent Journal Review sent reporters to the Women’s March and covered the enormous size of the crowd and nuances of the attendees. It seems fair to report on the size of the historic March For Life Friday, as well.
The March For Life is 44 years old.Image Credit: JIM Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Its marchers were all ages.Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
And all political perspectives.Image Credit: Getty Images Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Vice President Mike Pence joined the march at their rally, the first time a sitting White House administration official has been present at the event.Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
After a rally on the National Mall…Image Credit: Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images
…the marchers walked the 1.5 miles to the Supreme Court.Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
The crowd was 20-people across.Image Credit: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images
Here is what that looks like:Image Credit: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images Image Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images
They held signs.Image Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Image Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Marched past the Capitol.Image Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Image Credit: Zach Gibson/AFP/Getty Images
And to the Supreme Court.Image Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Once at the Supreme Court, they prayed.Image Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
And continued to march around the Capitol.Image Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Image Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
It’s a passionate movement.Image Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images
National Park Service officials, speaking to IJR on background, noted the attendance to be over 100,000.
But don’t take our word for it — you can watch this video:
Wow! Check out this awesome time lapse of the entire March for Life!
Posted by Students for Life of America on Friday, January 27, 2017
Whatever opinion someone holds holds on the abortion issue, Americans continue to cherish the right to let their voices be heard.
Editor’s Note: this article was edited for content after publication.