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DC March For Life Pics (Vanity)
January, 24, 2005

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...

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Here is some evidence that Alito's Legacy is alive and well at Princeton!

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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)...

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The March is starting now (well, it was starting to move from where I was anyways)...

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A guy in front of me had this message scrawled on the back of his sign...

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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!

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Some more 'in-march' photos...We were quite packed. The first one is looking frontwards up Capitol Hill. The next one looking behind...

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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...

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Arrival at the Supreme Court...

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AMEN to the Next Photo!

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Last but not least. We will not forget!

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1 posted on 01/24/2006 12:59:07 AM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: NYer

Life ping


2 posted on 01/24/2006 12:59:54 AM PST by right-wingin_It
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To: right-wingin_It

THANK YOU right_wingin_it.


3 posted on 01/24/2006 1:08:06 AM PST by Cindy
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To: right-wingin_It; cyn; Cindy; MarMema; Kitty Mittens; pollywog; floriduh voter
There is hope amid the tears ...

Beautifully done, right-wingin_it ... Thanks ...

4 posted on 01/24/2006 1:19:43 AM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His Word ...)
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To: Pegita

Ditto.


5 posted on 01/24/2006 1:21:00 AM PST by Cindy
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To: right-wingin_It
Absolutely Beautiful. Thanks
6 posted on 01/24/2006 1:32:29 AM PST by alaskamomma
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To: NYer; Salvation; trussell; saveliberty; Victoria Delsoul; cgk; GVnana; Coleus; Tax-chick; ...

ping


7 posted on 01/24/2006 1:33:58 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("Liberals aren't neighborhood people." -Daniel Patrick Moynihan)
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To: right-wingin_It

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.


8 posted on 01/24/2006 1:45:13 AM PST by TheSarce (The Silent Majority is finding its voice. It goes to ELEVEN!)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Thanks for the ping! Great photos!


9 posted on 01/24/2006 3:44:59 AM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake, Bushbot and a new member of Sam's Club)
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To: right-wingin_It

Really great pictures and really great people for a great cause! (Did I use too many 'greats'? Well, that's just great too!!!)


10 posted on 01/24/2006 3:52:40 AM PST by Carolinamom (Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. ---- Peter Ustinov)
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To: right-wingin_It

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..


11 posted on 01/24/2006 4:39:24 AM PST by ken5050 (Ann Coulter needs to have children ASAP to pass on her gene pool....any volunteers?)
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To: right-wingin_It
Great photos bump!

Congratulations to everyone who marched.

12 posted on 01/24/2006 4:42:22 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: ken5050

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.


13 posted on 01/24/2006 5:31:08 AM PST by ardara
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To: right-wingin_It; american colleen; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; ...
Great photos! Thanks for the post and ping!

Catholic Ping - Please freepmail me if you want on/off this list


14 posted on 01/24/2006 6:08:02 AM PST by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: right-wingin_It

Thank you, thank you, thank you


15 posted on 01/24/2006 6:11:41 AM PST by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?)
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To: ardara
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.

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?

17 posted on 01/24/2006 6:14:50 AM PST by Aquinasfan (Isaiah 22:22, Rev 3:7, Mat 16:19)
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To: right-wingin_It

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!


18 posted on 01/24/2006 6:16:29 AM PST by duckbutt ( If you let a smile be your umbrella, then most likely your butt will get soaking wet.)
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To: right-wingin_It

Thanks for posting this.


19 posted on 01/24/2006 6:16:30 AM PST by old and tired (Run Swannie, run!)
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To: right-wingin_It

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.


20 posted on 01/24/2006 6:21:09 AM PST by murphE (These are days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed but his own. --G.K. Chesterton)
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To: sageb1
I thought you might find these photos illuminating. There are a lot of very brave women out there.

The liberal, abortion-loving MSM doesn't want anyone to hear what they have to say.

21 posted on 01/24/2006 6:21:43 AM PST by grellis (can't sleep clown will eat me)
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To: right-wingin_It; NYer
The weather held out - we got lucky. It was an invigorating day.

March For Life 2006

22 posted on 01/24/2006 6:24:43 AM PST by MudPuppy (Another Day ~ Another Adventure!)
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To: right-wingin_It

Someday I'll be there too.


23 posted on 01/24/2006 6:30:08 AM PST by Mercat (sometimes God calms the storm, sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms the child)
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To: grellis
Thanks so much for pinging me to this. By the looks of it, there was a huge turn-out. Granted, I've been out-of-town for the past few days babysitting for 2 of my 5 grandkids and not able to catch much news, but I would take it as a given that there was little coverage of this event?

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.

24 posted on 01/24/2006 6:42:49 AM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: right-wingin_It
Thanks for the great pics!! How many thousands attended? Any official estimate? There's an almost total news blackout.

Wish I could have been there. . . .

25 posted on 01/24/2006 6:47:24 AM PST by TPartyType
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To: murphE

In terms of wall-to-wall coverage, only EWTN did that. C-SPAN covered the speeches at the rally, and Fox News did segments.


26 posted on 01/24/2006 6:53:36 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: ken5050; Freee-dame

Brit Hme last night was quite astonished at the size of the demonstration..

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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.


27 posted on 01/24/2006 6:53:39 AM PST by maica (We are fighting the War for the Free World. Democrats and the media are not on our side.)
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To: NYer

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 01/24/2006 6:54:07 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Aquinasfan
took my 9 yr old granddaughter. There were some billboards on the sidewalks.
I had explained about the March and the possibility of seeing the pictures in advance. I told her she could avert her eyes if she say the pictures since they are so disturbing - but that they truly represent what happens.
She didn't notice them as she was too busy with the crowd and our group flag.
29 posted on 01/24/2006 6:54:39 AM PST by MudPuppy (Another Day ~ Another Adventure!)
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To: TPartyType; right-wingin_It; Aquinasfan; NYer
How many thousands attended? Any official estimate? There's an almost total news blackout.

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!

30 posted on 01/24/2006 7:00:25 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: maica

See my post #30.


31 posted on 01/24/2006 7:01:20 AM PST by Pyro7480 (Sancte Joseph, terror daemonum, ora pro nobis!)
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To: right-wingin_It; deadhead

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.


32 posted on 01/24/2006 7:07:09 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Aquinasfan

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.


33 posted on 01/24/2006 7:12:44 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Pyro7480

Huge crowd Pyro, much bigger than last year.


34 posted on 01/24/2006 7:13:30 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: right-wingin_It
Cspan Coverage of March for Life 2006 here.

Scroll down a bit and click on March link. About and hour and a halfs worth.

35 posted on 01/24/2006 7:17:43 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: MudPuppy
I had explained about the March and the possibility of seeing the pictures in advance. I told her she could avert her eyes if she say the pictures since they are so disturbing - but that they truly represent what happens. She didn't notice them as she was too busy with the crowd and our group flag.

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.

36 posted on 01/24/2006 7:19:04 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: right-wingin_It

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.


37 posted on 01/24/2006 7:21:30 AM PST by Atlantian
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To: right-wingin_It
right_wingin_it: 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!

The photo of the young girl with her backpack and the picture of Jesus of Divine Mercy is wonderful. It would make an excellent cover for any magazine!

God bless you for the photos! God bless you for the photos! God bless you for the photos! Life is very good!

Next year we must get a helicopter to get shots of the crowds from above. And we must also get the same helicopter to get shots of crowds for Anti-Life or other Media-hyped gatherings. We must boast at the glory for goodness and life. Please, someone who knows a good rich Catholic, please make sure this gets done. Thanks for walking!
38 posted on 01/24/2006 7:26:50 AM PST by klossg (GK - God is good!)
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To: right-wingin_It

Do these nice people know that overturning Roe wouldn't change the status quo very much when it comes to abortion?


39 posted on 01/24/2006 7:28:32 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: HitmanNY
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.

40 posted on 01/24/2006 7:36:29 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

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.


41 posted on 01/24/2006 7:38:02 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: right-wingin_It

The most obvious difference between this group and the proaborts is the lack of uglyangry types in your pics.


42 posted on 01/24/2006 7:38:39 AM PST by r9etb
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To: MudPuppy

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.


44 posted on 01/24/2006 7:41:35 AM PST by old and tired (Run Swannie, run!)
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To: old and tired

"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...


45 posted on 01/24/2006 7:45:41 AM PST by MudPuppy (Another Day ~ Another Adventure!)
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To: HitmanNY
Overturning Roe leaves abortion regulation up to the states.

Probably.

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.

46 posted on 01/24/2006 7:50:05 AM PST by jwalsh07
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To: HitmanNY

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.


47 posted on 01/24/2006 7:52:03 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: jwalsh07
You need to go back thirty years for that last part. It's 2006, not 1973. A whole generation plus of women grew up with abortion on demand, the majority of those abortions have been first trimester abortions.

Tf you think overturning Roe will turn back the culture thirty years, then it's you who are absolutely wrong.

The pro life movement has been stymied and defeated consistently for over thirty years. They continue to argue that abortion should be illegal (and many of us think it should), oblivious to the fact that the consensus opinion in the USA settled that a long time ago, and they lost.

Keep it up. They say the definition on insanity is to continue to do the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. By that standard, the pro life leadership should have been institutionalized a long time ago.
48 posted on 01/24/2006 7:54:37 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: right-wingin_It

Thank you for the pictures right-wingin_It.


49 posted on 01/24/2006 7:56:25 AM PST by fatima
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To: xsmommy

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.


50 posted on 01/24/2006 7:57:31 AM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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