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Pro-lifers around the country are gearing up for the March for Life, an annual public protest advocating for the unborn. Church Militant's Paul Murano surveys the pro-life landscape that, for the first time in 49 years, reflects real hope for the beginning of a post-Roe era.
This year's March for Life has a positive tone. There's more enthusiasm in the air in men, women and the Students for Life.
Kristin Hawkins, president, Students for Life of America: "Students for Life is fighting for the rights of the preborn on campuses and in communities every day."
After hearing arguments for Mississippi's Dobbs v. Jackson case, a majority-conservative Supreme Court may decide in June to overturn 1973's Roe v. Wade. If that happens, future marches for life will undoubtedly continue — but might not be held on or near the infamous Jan. 22, when the court legalized child killing.
Walter Cronkite, CBS News: "In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court today legalized abortions."
Sr. Alicia Torres, Franciscans of the Eucharist: "If we stand with Christ, we will stand for life. Amen?"
Sara DeJulio, anti-abortion advocate: "She said there's a chance my baby could be saved."
Kim LaSata, Michigan state senator: "We must both cherish and promote the gift of life."
San Francisco and Los Angeles will have their walks Jan. 22, while Atlanta's rally and the main event in D.C. will be Jan. 21. This year's blitz to show support for the most vulnerable among us could mark the beginning of a very pro-life year.
The annual March for Life, which has been called the greatest civil rights demonstration in history, began after pro-life giant Nellie Gray planned a demonstration in D.C. shortly after the high court's 1973 decision legalizing child murder.