Abortion Foes March in DC
Boehner promises push to make abortion a 'relic of the past'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 25, 2013 6:05 PM CST
Anti-abortion protesters and supporters of legal abortion stand in front of the Supreme Court Friday.   (J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators marched through Washington to the steps of the Supreme Court today to protest the landmark decision that legalized abortion. The annual event took on added significance for many in the crowd because it coincided with the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The demonstrators, carrying signs with messages such as "Defend Life" and "Defund Planned Parenthood," shouted chants including "Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Roe v. Wade has got to go." They packed the National Mall and surrounding streets for the March of Life.

John Boehner addressed the crowd via video and promised to push for a permanent ban on the use of federal funds for abortions. But that's just part of the picture, he added:

  • "(I)t is becoming more and more important for us to share this truth with our young people, to encourage them to lock arms, speak out for life, and help make abortion a relic of the past. Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year." LifeNews has his full remarks.

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Jan 28, 2013 11:59 AM CST
Could you imagine if each one of these Hypocrites adopted one or two unwanted children instead of wasting their time picketing? These people rank as one of the top idiotic agendas ever. Since you are so pro-life you should actually get one yourself first.
Jan 27, 2013 4:11 PM CST
The Catholic Church is up to its eye balls in these demonstration. Lets take Mexico as an example, 95% of the population of Mexico belong to the Catholic faith. Mexico is one of the most corrupt countries on earth. Look at the number of people trying to escape into the U.S.. Murders along the boarder are out of control. The Catholic Church is completely silent Now this brings me to the leaders of the Mexican Catholic Church. Are they out front trying too stop this carnage? No they are not. The Catholic Church depends on keeping their members poor and pregnant. All over the U.S. the Catholic Church is closing churches because of loss of membership. When was the last time you saw anyone join the Catholic Church that was not born of married into this Church? Yes the Catholic Church does not want planed parenthood,birth control or abortion because now the Church will not be sustainable because of loss of membership. The Catholic Church does not care abut anything but survival of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church is still hiding known pedophile priests .
Jan 27, 2013 2:44 PM CST
Ladies and gentlemen - do not blow these people off - as sad as it is- they believe they are right - their focus is on the fetus - not the woman- their fundemental ignorance about several forms of birth control would also create a situation where stem cell research, invitro fertilization, the pill and the IUD would become illegal if legislation is passed mandating that "life begins at conception". I was a teenager duing the Roe vs. Wade debate and legal process through the courts. We never ever want to go back to "illegal" abortion. I guess my generation needs to remind all parties in this debate that reversing Roe vs. Wade, passing state laws that make safely providing an abortion impossible, defunding Planned Parenthood or imprisioning women and abortion providers will not prevent abortion. It will just put women at greater risk and undo 40 years of educating women about how to actually PLAN a pregnancy to avoid the gut wrenching decision to terminate one. Cost effective access to birth control under "Obamacare" will also help reduce abortion much more effectively than "banning abortion". I am actually saddened by these people. We must resist the urge to just dismiss them as "flat earthers", while understanding that unless we stay engaged in the conversation, their impact on legislation is unfolding before our eyes. If they refuse to be educated, fine, but they can't be allowed to make choices for ALL women in America