Pro-Lifers Gather for the 50th March for Life in Washington DC
On Friday, marchers will gather in Washington, D.C. for the 50th March for Life, the first march since the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade last June.
For Context: Most pro-life messages focus on sanctioning clinics or doctors, but some seek repercussions for those seeking to end a pregnancy. Meanwhile, polling shows that most Americans are in the middle when it comes to abortion. Some pro-choice groups don't want the government preventing others from getting an abortion, and some pro-lifers want abortion protected in cases of incest, rape, or when the life of the mother might be in danger.
Key Quotes: "Women should always be held harmless," said Marilyn Musgrave, vice president of government affairs at SBA Pro-Life America. "I think they [abortion rights advocates] are just biding their time," said Jennifer Dalven, director of the Reproductive Freedom Project at the ACLU, in a press call.
How the Media Covered it: The March for Life is being covered across the political spectrum. Some right-rated sources touted the Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade as a positive development. Some left-rated sources focused on former President Donald Trump's recent criticisms of pro-life evangelists who have not yet endorsed his 2024 campaign.
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From the RightThe March for Life reminds us of our common humanity
The past year brought with it a long-sought-after victory for the pro-life movement: the overturning of Roe v. Wade . The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which struck down Roe and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, giving states the power to set their own abortion regulations, has ushered in a new era in the fight for life.
There is much to celebrate in this new era. Already, more than a dozen states have passed pro-life policies to restrict abortion . The result is that thousands of lives are being saved. Within two months of Dobbs,...
From the LeftThe post-Roe fight dividing anti-abortion activists
As anti-abortion activists gather in Washington, D.C., on Friday to celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade — a singular cause that united abortion opponents for decades — some factions are split on the movement's next steps.
The big picture: While mainstream anti-abortion messaging still revolves around sanctioning doctors or clinics, a small but growing group of self-described abortion abolitionists are taking steps to single out and punish those seeking to end a pregnancy.
Major anti-abortion groups like Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the National Right to Life Committee and the March for...
From the LeftTrump struggles with the new politics of abortion as a triumphant March for Life arrives in Washington
The anti-abortion “March for Life” for decades demonstrated to Republicans that they could not reach the Oval Office without the support of the anti-abortion movement.
On Friday, marchers will gather in Washington with a decades-long mission accomplished, after the Supreme Court’s removal of a constitutional right to an abortion by overturning the Roe v. Wade decision last year.
That means this year’s march will be a time for celebration but also of debate about where the movement goes next with some campaigners seeking to restrict the procedure everywhere. But such a refocused goal carries big...
March 19th, 2023
March 19th, 2023