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.
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.
ALASKA WATCHMAN DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX
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.