The 49th annual March for Life once again drew tens, possibly hundreds, of thousands of pro-life activists to Washington, DC on January 21 — one day before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
This year, activists in attendance were filled with hope that this may be the last year that the march is necessary in its current form, as the conservative-majority Supreme Court is poised to potentially overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
“We are hoping and praying that this year, 2022, will bring a historic change for life,” Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, the event’s organizer, said during her speech at the rally.
“Roe,” Mancini added, “is not settled law.”
Today marks the somber 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a case that has led to the death of over 63 million lives in the U.S., broken millions of hearts and families, and created a culture where life is seen as disposable.#whywemarch
— March for Life (@March_for_Life) January 22, 2022
Seamus Coughlin was on the scene for Timcast speaking to those in attendance who braved the cold to stand up for the rights of the unborn.
Though there was a large Catholic and Republican presence, Coughlin spoke to an anti-Capitalist and an atheist who were there standing against abortion.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris released a statement on Saturday saying that the right to abortion “is under assault as never before” and that they are committed “to ensuring that this country is not pushed backwards on women’s equality.”
Editor’s Note: Coughlin is an outspoken pro-life advocate and this segment is from his perspective.