Skip to comments.DC March For Life Pics (Vanity)
Posted on 01/24/2006 12:59:06 AM PST by right-wingin_It
I wanted to post some pictures from today's (well, technically yesterday's) 'March for Life' in DC.
Just before the March began...
Here is some evidence that Alito's Legacy is alive and well at Princeton!
Let the record show 'The eye of Ted Turner' (the enemy) was witness to this event -- But expect from CNN a twisted story (if any)...
The March is starting now (well, it was starting to move from where I was anyways)...
A guy in front of me had this message scrawled on the back of his sign...
This next photo's my favorite...She's the next generation! So many families were there. (I'm not a great photographer, but I think it could make a good cover for a pro-life magazine...maybe?) Adorable!
Some more 'in-march' photos...We were quite packed. The first one is looking frontwards up Capitol Hill. The next one looking behind...
Lot of Christian and other religious folk (Jewish etc). Here's an Orthodox Christian group who were lined up for a photo as I passed...
Arrival at the Supreme Court...
AMEN to the Next Photo!
Last but not least. We will not forget!
THANK YOU right_wingin_it.
Beautifully done, right-wingin_it ... Thanks ...
Thank you so much for these great photos! I was enjoying them to begin with, but incredibly, I spotted a friend of mine in one. She had called me from the march several times during the day, she was so happy to be attending, and there she is in your pictures!
Great post, and thanks for your standing tall from those of us who couldn't get to DC.
Thanks for the ping! Great photos!
Really great pictures and really great people for a great cause! (Did I use too many 'greats'? Well, that's just great too!!!)
Thanks for the wonderful pics..Do you have any estimate of the attendance? Brit Hme last night was quite astonished at the size of the demonstration..
Congratulations to everyone who marched.
I was there yesterday. With the prediction of rain,I thought the crowd would be down.It was up.It took longer to make it up the March than in previous years.Attending the March is an experience of a lifetime.My favorite anecdote this year is sitting in the MacDonalds in the Smithsonian and have a group of College-age marchers join us.Of course they publicly said their grace before meals.
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Thank you, thank you, thank you
Do you think anyone mistook them for the pro-death crowd?
BTW, I'm thinking about bringing our family down next year. The only thing that concerns me are the images of dismembered babies. My girls are 8 and 10, and the 8-year-old is particularly sensitive to images of brutality. Did you see a lot of these images? Could they be avoided?
Wonderful, thoughtful photos! Wish I could have been there but with a bum hip, it's hard to walk - -
God bless you and all the other marchers!
Bump to the top!
Thanks for posting this.
Did anyone see any of this covered on the news? - other than EWTN. I didn't. I can't say that I'm surprised at the lack of coverage.
The liberal, abortion-loving MSM doesn't want anyone to hear what they have to say.
Someday I'll be there too.
By the way, your comments at the other thread yesterday were greatly appreciated by me. I hope what you had to say at least gave the other posters second thoughts. Their self-righteousness does not help our fight at all.
Wish I could have been there. . . .
In terms of wall-to-wall coverage, only EWTN did that. C-SPAN covered the speeches at the rally, and Fox News did segments.
Brit Hme last night was quite astonished at the size of the demonstration..
Truthful coverage of this Annual event has to be one of MSMs greatest failures. It can only be because showing the size of the march would cause Americans to see something that the establishment media have decided may not be seen. I heard one commentator yesterday say the crowd was "easily several thousand."
This commentator had to know that just in the MCI Center mass there were over 19000 people, who all were present for the March.
The third week of January is always cold, frequently snowy or rainy, and yet the marchers fill Constitution Av from the Ellipse to the Capitol. Just doing a bit of math can provide anyone with a mind with the answer to how many 10's of thousands are there.
I am reminded of how the numbers of participants are overestimated whenever the cause is a pet of the media, such as anti-war marches. We hear words like 'quarter of a million', '2 hundred thousand', '5 hundred thousand', etc.
I'd love to see some comparisons of photos of crowd shots of the March for Life with these other DC gatherings on the Mall.
Thanks for the ping!
The number was definitely in the hundreds of thousands. In the Washington Post article on the March, they cited a supposed police estimate of 70,000 (I thought the DC police weren't supposed to that anymore), but that is completely bogus. At the youth rally and Mass at the MCI Center, there was a full house (they had to turn people away), and the MCI Center seats more than 20,000! When the Mass let out, the youth walked down 7th Street, NW, and it looked like the March was already underway! I was near the head of line, and after reaching the base of Capitol Hill, I stopped to watch the March go by, right near the EWTN tent, and it took the March over an hour to pass by!
See my post #30.
Great pictures. From the perspective of the pictures at the stage, we must have been doggone near standing right next to each other. A great crowd yesterday. Very heartening as always to see all the young folks.
There was really only one place on the March route where the pictures of the aftermath of abortion were prominent this year. I had my 6 year old granddaughter on my shoulders and it was easy to shield her from that with my sign. Tougher to shield your older daughters but it really is an experience you should have with your family. You are a good pro life guy, I'd like to meet you in DC next year.
Huge crowd Pyro, much bigger than last year.
Scroll down a bit and click on March link. About and hour and a halfs worth.
Same here, I've taken all of my grandkids. We prepare them but we don't dwell on it and we find that neither do they. You're a good Grandpa Mud.
We had a great turnout yesterday in Atlanta inspite of a heavy downpour. Here's a link with pictures: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1563669/posts . Zell Miller was there walking in the rain.
Do these nice people know that overturning Roe wouldn't change the status quo very much when it comes to abortion?
Overturning Row by definition changes the status quo and you'll find that these "fine people" are actually cognizant of that fact and many more that obtain in the abortion argument.
Overturning Roe leaves abortion regulation up to the states. I don't think one state will outlaw first trimester abortion outright.
In other words, the status quo for the great number of abortions won't change.
The most obvious difference between this group and the proaborts is the lack of uglyangry types in your pics.
I know parents of good will disagree, but I believe children have a tremendous capacity to understand evil. There are children who have an aversion to blood and they should be told not to look at the graphic pictures, but in general, I've got no problem with children seeing the horror of abortion.
"custody of the eyes" is a good thing to teach at an early age.
I personally don't like the abortion pictures either....I usually avert my eyes and say a special prayer...
I don't think one state will outlaw first trimester abortion outright.
Maybe, maybe not.
In other words, the status quo for the great number of abortions won't change.
Absolutely wrong. Compare the number of abortions per year pre Roe and post Roe if you want some idea how Roe affected the numbers. Then ask yourself if 140,000 plus second trimester abortions per year is a great number of dead babies. The status quo will change alright, and it will change significantly.
well let me say this, my husband, who is a well respected attorney here in DC, was at the prolife march yesterday with our two teenagers, as he has been for the past half dozen years or so. and i ASSURE you he knows, probably better than you do, the ramifications of overturning Roe v. Wade.
Thank you for the pictures right-wingin_It.
I am a well respected attorney also, licensed in NY. Your assurance isn't as impressive as you thought.
Which state of the union does he think will outright outlaw first trimester abortions? Does that state have many abortions anyway? Frankly, I don't think any state will do it.
I could be wrong, but in any case that isn't a legal opinion, its an evaluation of the political climate.
Your assurance is appreciated, though misplaced.