Friday, January 24, 2014

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS AT MARCH FOR LIFE - WASHINGTON DC - USA

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS attended the MARCH FOR LIFE in Washington, DC on January 22, 2014. The great crowds marked the 41th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade the decision in 1973 that permitted abortion. Even POPE FRANCIS tweeted in support, in English and Spanish, reads, “I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable”.
 This massive crowd gathered to honor life from conception to natural death. It is hoped that the legislation will soon be changed to end abortion in the US. (IMAGE SOURCE : GOOGLE)
Since 1973 an estimated 56 million babies have been killed by abortion in the USA. There was an overnight prayer vigil in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception with thousands in attendance. Cardinal Sean O'Malley, and Cardinal Wuerl and over 33 Catholic Bishops were present at the Mass in the Basilica. This annual March has become a large event spanning many days and involving talks, demonstrations, prayer, videos and other activities. Many politicians, clergy, religious, youth and leaders partake every year. Martin Luther King's niece Dr. Alveda King also attended and is part of a large movement in support of life. Last year over 650,000 attended. This year noted a particularly strong youth presence.

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