By Guest Blogger Peter Patridge
The 44th annual March for Life, commemorating the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, provided a stark contrast to the “Women’s March” the week before. Continue reading
Check out this time-lapse video of the March for Life 2017. Just when you think it’s winding down, the real push starts to come through. That’s because a couple thousands jumped the gun while the Rally was still going on and started off down Constitution Avenue before the real start. You’ll see the street-wide “March for Life” banner that marks the official beginning of the March at the 48-second point.
At 6 a.m. yesterday morning, the prolifers from Rockland boarded the bus at St. Francis Church in West Nyack and joined the thousands who were converging on Washington, D.C., for the 44th annual March for Life.
The March is held each year on or around Jan. 22 to commemorate the day in 1973 when the Supreme Court legalized abortion in America in the Roe v. Wade decision. This year the March was scheduled for Jan. 27 because of the inauguration.
Under cool but sunny skies in Washington, our group unfurled the Rockland Right to Life banner and set up on the Washington Monument hill, a location that provided a panoramic view of the thousands of enthusiastic marchers who had come for the Rally at the National Mall, featuring speakers Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, and Vice Pres. Mike Pence. This was the first time a vice president had ever addressed a March for Life Rally, and Pence, a longtime prolife congressman in Washington, was visibly moved by the occasion and assured the people that now “Life was winning again in America.” Continue reading
Live from Washington, DC. Photos sent from the members of the Rockland group who Marched for Life today. (Click to enlarge and scroll through.) Continue reading
This past weekend — a prelude to the March for Life in Washington, D.C. — prolifers from around the world and across the U.S. converged on their state capitals, cities and towns to stand up for life. From our own Rockland County to Paris, France, the message was loud and clear: Life must be protected. Abortion must stop. Click here for great photos from weekend Marches everywhere.
(Click to enlarge. Below — Left column, Arkansas, Rockland County, Paris France!
right — San Francisco)
WHEN: Friday, January 27 WHERE: Washington, D.C.
PROGRAM: 11:45 AM Rally at the National Mall near the Washington Monument; 1 PM March for Life, up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court. (see route)
BUS DEPARTURE: From St. Francis of Assisi Church in West Nyack, 10994 (see map) at 6 AM. Please park in the front of the lot, away from the church.
BUS RETURN: The bus will leave D.C. at 6 PM, and we should be home by 11 PM.
COST: $30 for adults; $15 for students
RESERVATIONS: Call 845-735-4379, 845-492-6709, or 845-425-1322 (para espanol)
THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE BUS THIS YEAR, FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. Continue reading