March for Life

Yesterday marked the 34th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, which ordered the states to permit abortion throughout pregnancy.

As they do every year, tens of thousands of Americans came to Washington to demonstrate support for the sanctity of life in the bitter cold.

President George Bush was not among them, but he addressed the crowd via a loudspeaker from Camp David.

Thanking those gathered for their help “to build a culture of life”, the President touted his administration’s efforts to restore such a culture, including supporting parental notification laws and signing a ban on partial-birth abortions. The Supreme Court is expected to rule the ban on this year.

Not everyone was impressed. Pennsylvanian Gail Babalonis told The New York Times, “The last eight years have been pro-life, and the only thing they got accomplished is the ban on partial[-]birth abortions.”

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