Several Alaskans were among the massive crowd of pro-life advocates who descended on Washington, D.C. for the 51 March For Life on Jan. 19.

A timelapse video shows how large the 2024 March For Life crowd actually was.

According to the Daily Wire, March for Life organizers estimated that between 50,000 and 100,000 people attended this year’s event.

As in past years, the gathering was filled with college age students and younger Americans who envision a country where abortion is unthinkable.

Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall didn’t deter pro-lifers from carrying signs, singing songs and demanding an end to abortion.

Young Alaskans Mimi Syren, Joshua Fouch and Noelle Davidson, were among the crowd, which has continued to gather, even after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022. That decision did not ban abortions, but turned the decision over to each state to decide, individually.

Since Roe fell, a number of states have enacted near-total bans on the killing of unborn babies, while others, like Alaska, have continued to allow state-funded abortion for any reason and at any gestational age.

“We are not done. We will keep marching every January at the national level, as well as in our states, until our nation’s laws reflect the basic truth that all human life is created equal and is worthy of protection,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini to pro-life advocates moments before they marched through the streets of D.C.

A pro-life march is planned for Anchorage on Jan. 28 in order to advance pro-life efforts throughout Alaska. The march will begin at 1 p.m. on the corner of Lake Otis and 40th Avenue – just outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Anchorage. Starting at 1:30 p.m. sharp, participants will walk peacefully 3.5 miles to the Anchorage Cemetery’s Memorial for Unborn Children, located just inside the pedestrian gate at Cordova Street and 8th Avenue. They expect to arrive at the cemetery by 3 p.m. for prayer and reflections. Those who do not want to walk are invited to meet the marchers at the cemetery.

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Alaskans among the tens of thousands of pro-lifers to march on D.C.

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Friend of Humanity says:

    God bless our young Alaskans that took part in the DC march. Our children are our future!

  • Jms says:

    Fairbanks sent 19 Pro-Life Ambassadors to Washington, DC to join the March for Life on January 19th. Young people who are witnesses to the Sanctity of Life from Conception to Natural Death, Standing for the Unborn of Alaska and America with their voices, presence and prayers. While back at home Interior Right to Life sponsored a March for Life Friday evening on the Cushman Street Bridge with a strong participation of young adults from Students for Life Fairbanks! May God bless your efforts, one and all!!

  • jon says:

    Marches will not do anything. Laws about abortion don’t mean that abortion will be stopped, they’ll just do it another way.. Let women control their bodies, vote blue!

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Blue as in blue skin. Hmmm. Lots of people are going to be suffering from blue skin if the demonrats are allowed to continue in this world.

      • Lucinda says:

        Big crowd for sure.

        I understand the major issue of the abortion conflict. It’s when, between conception and birth, is the “cell mass” a human with all rights and responsibilities. I don’t know how to answer that.

        But what should not be in dispute are the exceptions to an abortion ban. We should , have and will argue about when life begins but the product of incest or rape or unviable pregnancies that threaten the life of the mother MUST not be banned.