WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - After months of hype, the pro-abortion D.C. Women's March turned up a surprisingly small crowd Saturday morning in comparison to the estimated half a million who marched on Washington the day before on behalf of the unborn.
Begun in 2017 and organized by feminist Muslim Linda Sarsour (who favors Sharia law and is accused of covering up sex abuse), last year's Women's March gathered a large crowd of angry, anti-Trump protestors donning pink hats and carrying feminist slogans, including "If I wanted the government in my vagina, I'd f*** a senator," as well as blasphemous, anti-Catholic images.
This year's Women's March, held January 20, however, seems to have so far failed to garner a fraction of last year's number. Video captured by pro-life advocate Lynn Mills late Saturday morning near the Lincoln Memorial, the start of the Women's March, shows a paltry turnout of abortion activists. Scattered among them are a number of pro-lifers holding up signs and attempting to engage with the feminists.
Live YouTube video of the Lincoln Memorial, whose steps served as the platform for speakers, confirms the sparse gathering as of late Saturday morning, showing handfuls of people milling around the background just before the event kicked off at 11 a.m. ET.
Friday's March for Life, in contrast, turned up hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers from across the country, and included for the first time in American history a sitting president addressing the crowd live from the White House.
"We are protecting the sanctity of life and the family as the foundation of our society, but this movement can only succeed with the heart, and the soul and the prayer of the people," Trump told the gathering via live video feed from the Rose Garden. He went on to criticize Roe v. Wade, which has resulted in some of the most lax abortion laws in the world and the deaths of an estimated 60 million unborn and counting.
"Forty-five years ago, the Supreme Court turned its back on the inalienable right to life," Vice President Mike Pence said. "But in that moment, our movement began."
Other speakers included Catholic Speaker of the House Paul Ryan; Pam Tebow, mother of NFL quarterback Tim Tebow; and Sr. Bethany Madonna of the Sisters of Life, a religious order whose charism is fostering the sanctity of human life.