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-- huge car at a 100000.
People are expected to descend on the nation's capital today for what's expected to be one of the biggest.
Pro life demonstrations in history.
The march for life activists rallying overturned -- 1973 Roe vs.
Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
Huge rally today and we welcome you we are here in New York to the second hour of America's Newsroom I'm Michael.
The -- Bill Hemmer good morning at home there -- some -- Washington's biggest names will rally supporters today including the house speaker John Boehner and many others.
That with Callaway is lives and -- on the scene here on the National Mall he has more force this morning so who else is expected to make an appearance there today.
But a lot of people of Arthur -- we'll get to that just a second this it is really a key moment for the pro life movement.
Perhaps a watershed moment because it follows the re election.
Of a president that many these people believed to be the most liberal president since perhaps FDR or Woodrow Wilson.
This is occurring this year on the fortieth anniversary of the Roe vs.
Wade Supreme Court decision.
And the pro life -- it says that over that period of time over this 45 years 55 million abortions have been performed.
They're going to be hearing today via videotape from house speaker John Boehner they'll be hearing in person from two guys who may have their sights set on the White House it's -- -- sixteen.
-- that being former presidential candidate in Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.
And also Rand Paul who also may have business sites on the White House and 20s16 they all have already heard.
From the Pope as you know the Pope recently entered the Twitter verse and he tweeted just this morning this site quote.
I join all those marching for life from afar and -- the political leaders will protect the unborn and promote a culture of life the festivities underway here at noon today very light crowd this point at this point but because so called that Martha we expect that the -- we filling in a lot more as the morning progresses -- And that may now have an impact on it today say you know back in it in that congressional races.
There was some real impact from the pro life movement.
Injures -- the outcome married you know hate -- how how what's the reaction within this group to that in terms of how they see themselves right now on their position.
-- -- -- call this the elections.
That of the battles I just say however Richard Murdoch and Todd -- -- in Indiana and -- Missouri those two guys were soundly defeated based upon their pro life stance is it's a very inopportune comments that they've made about -- the left to use that to tremendous effect to diminish their chances but also to tie them to the Republican Party as a whole.
Is in that context is going to be very interesting to see what Rand Paul has to say today as I said he has his eyes set.
Perhaps some are speculating on the White House in 2016 and he has a bit more of a nuanced approached.
He believes in the absolute the -- of pro life position except in those cases of rape and incest.
So we'll be watching what he has to say today.
Yeah very pretty busy this week Doug thank you very much.
-- more on that context of this let's take a look at some of the numbers -- that last year's march for life rally was estimated 400000.
But more state level restrictions on abortions were passed in 2012 than any previous year.
And stats show the rate of abortions has been declining.
Over the last decade.
-- New Mexico lawmaker defending a bill that critics claim outlaws abortion after rape.
Republican state legislator Kathryn brown says of the bill she introduces being misinterpret it.
Critics argue under the proposal that a rape victim could be charged with a felony and face it to three years in prison if she abort a child conceived in that rape.
The crime tampering with evidence.
But we're represented brown says that the measure was intended target perpetrators.
Of rape or incest who try to cover their tracks by forcing.
Those victims to have abortions she said that she will clarify that language.
To remove any ambiguity consumer and that has some people upset.
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