This past January 22nd, over three hundred
thousand people gathered for the March for Life to commemorate the insidious 1973
Roe v. Wade decision which codified infanticide as an acceptable law. Since the legalization of abortion we
have butchered eighty million innocent human beings. The crowd was so vast and so tight that during the rally
which preceded the March it took me over an hour to go two blocks.
The March for Life is not only a Catholic event. There are people from a variety of religious professions and the March itself actually begins when a rabbi blows a Horn of Atonement. The Catholics are the most numerous, however, and capacity and overflow Masses are held all over town to accommodate all the marchers. Thousands of people including several Cardinals and bishops as well as hundreds of priests gathered the night before at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington for the annual Vigil Mass for Life. Most prominent in these events are the thousands upon thousands of young people in high school and college who come to let their voices be heard.
Despite the fact that this is, nearly every year, the largest protest in the Capital City the event garners minimal publicity. Annually, the Washington Post and several similar left-wing, mainstream media outlets will give the event minimum coverage and perform the usual media malpractice of announcing that, “both sides of the abortion debate gathered in Washington today” despite the fact there were hundreds of thousands of Pro-Life demonstrators and a handful of abortion advocates. Needless to say, the photos are well selected to show the handful of “Keep Abortion Legal” signs to the best advantage.
The video below illustrates the powerful discrepancy between the truth and what the media reports.