An impending snow storm did not stop thousands of people taking to Washington DC to March for Life last week, declaring that to be pro-life is to be pro-woman.
The annual event marks the day when a court case – Roe v Wade – allowed abortion in America.
Marchers, who included TV star Kelsey Grammer, heard from Democrat and Republican politicians.
Ahead of the march, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst explained why she was taking a pro-life stand.
“I believe that I’m protecting future generations of women. I believe that I’m protecting unborn life, I believe that I’m protecting babies”.
The day before the march, Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life, confirmed that the event would continue despite the weather conditions.
“The March has gone on through rain, snow, sub-freezing temperatures and more”, a press release from the group stated.
Explaining this year’s theme, March for Life noted that some say ‘to be pro-woman one must be pro-choice’.
“But nothing could be further from the truth”, it declared, adding: “Abortion harms women, and affects our society as a whole, in so many ways.”
In August the organisation behind the March for Life won the right not to fund abortion for its employees.
The March for Life Education and Defense Fund objected to the US Government’s mandatory abortion pill provision, which forces employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion drugs and contraception or face steep financial penalties.