Despite freezing temperatures in Washington D.C. and in incoming “Snowpocalypse” snowstorm, droves of protesters marched to the Supreme Court Friday for the annual March for Life to protest the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that ruled abortion was a Constitutional right.
“There is an atmosphere of optimism, I think, because of the problems Planned Parenthood is having because of its selling of baby body parts,” Joe Scheidler, Director of the Pro-Life Action League who attended the march, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I think there is an embarrassment among the abortionists.” (RELATED: Planned Parenthood Clinics Harvest And Sell Aborted Fetuses)
“Our focus is the Supreme Court, and praying for wisdom for the judges who are deciding critical cases on life issues,” Matt Lockett, Executive Director of Bound4LIFE International, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “In the midst of the tiny group of people shouting insults at the peaceful march, we were glad to add our prayers to the massive display of unity among the pro-life movement. It was cold and snowy, but we went away with renewed faith.”
The protest saw cancellations because of the blizzard and a state of emergency in D.C., which in prior years has consisted of hundreds of thousands of protesters. The city’s metro will shut down Friday night through the weekend, and flights into and out of the city quickly became scarce. The Washington Post reported a crowd this time around that “appeared to be in the thousands,” but other estimates were higher.
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Pat McGervey, who traveled from Avon Lake Ohio for the march, said the snow did little to dampen the spirits of the attendees. “I believe every human being has human rights, especially the right to life,” he told TheDCNF. “If we don’t defend the rights of every human being we are giving up the rights of all human beings. If you exclude any human being from the unalienable human rights then they are not unalienable.”
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