Pro-life advocates march in DC for 40th year
A look at the annual March for Life
- Duration 3:14
- Date Jan 25, 2013
A look at the annual March for Life
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There are few subjects more divisive in this country the past half century than abortion.
And there is no day on the calendar that brings pro life advocates together like the annual protest against the Supreme Court ruling that legalized them.
Correspondent Douglas -- -- tonight on the march for life.
Undaunted by bitterly cold temperatures and a forecast for snow.
Pro life marchers came to Washington as they have for four decades determined to instill a culture of life in a nation that -- -- Has seen 55 million abortions since the landmark Roe vs.
Wade decision was handed down.
-- -- nation long endure the does not respect the sanctity of lives.
Republican senator Rand Paul's question to marchers is backed by stunning numbers.
The pro choice Alan Guttmacher Institute finds that four in ten unintended pregnancies in the US end in abortion.
13 of American women will have an abortion by the age of 45.
And while -- procedures decreasing overall among poor women it's up 18%.
Pro life marchers -- the national election results in November as a major setback to their cost certainly I'm disappointed in the election no doubt about that this is the most pro death president we've ever had adding to their election year -- controversial remarks by pro life senate candidates Todd -- of Missouri and Richard Murdoch of Indiana helped doom the GOP hopes of reclaiming the senate.
The two men sinking poll numbers late last year paralleled the flip flop in this Gallup poll now showing 48% of Americans -- pro choice 44% pro life.
Still November's losses in Washington were tempered by gains at the state level.
In the states we got 33 pro life governor -- got a lot of pro life legislature's spring make -- great progress in the states pro life leaders are also buoyed by the rules science is playing in affirming their view.
That life begins at conception the status of the unborn child is increasing.
Medical science acknowledges the child as our newest patient.
-- therapy fetal diagnosis and surgery.
No question about it and laws are beginning again on the state level to recognize the unborn.
As a real person -- a real -- at the Supreme Court a much smaller pro choice rally called stop patriarchate stood silently as the pro life group chanted in their direction.
-- march for life organizers say the mainstream media gives -- scant positive coverage.
They're getting their message out.
Live action has you know the biggest social media -- online and for that for the -- commitment educating almost a million people a week.
-- that she's about you know like an abortion and our face but get over more than 30000 is bigger than planned -- face and and there are a billion dollar abortion chain.
One organizer admitted their role given diminished power in Washington.
Will be to block pro choice initiatives for the next four years while building a new foundation through enthusiastic young supporters.
And keeping pro life politicians on tight message.
And to that in front affect -- of priests for life told me quoting now.
We've got to do a better job of teaching our public officials how to speak about this issue right you know -- the park service is stopped doing estimates but.
You -- are all day.
After all day and it was a huge crowd is built and built and I've been to several of those things I'd have to say several 100000 people big big -- are more on this for the panel Doug thank you.