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American News Jan 21, 2022 3:10 PM EST

TENS OF THOUSANDS gather in Washington for March for Life

On Friday, tens of thousands from across the country gathered in Washington, DC, for the 49th annual March for Life.

TENS OF THOUSANDS gather in Washington for March for Life
Hannah Nightingale Washington DC

On Friday, tens of thousands from across the country gathered in Washington, DC, for the 49th annual March for Life. Each year, thousands of adults and school-aged children march in the nation's capital in support of ending abortion. In 2022, the theme set for the march was "Equality Begins in the Womb."

"As our country continues to advance along the path to a more just society, we cannot ignore the discrimination that is taking place against vulnerable unborn babies who some view as 'less than' others. In order to create a more just society, we must recognize that equality begins in the womb," said Jeanne F. Mancini, president of March for Life.

The pre-march rally included a number of musical acts, as well as congressgional speakers such as Reps. Chris Smith, Julia Letlow, and Dan Lipinski.

Videos from the National Mall show thousands of attendants, many of which holding pro-life themed signs. The march traveled from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill.

Video from the event shows the group Patriot Front gathering near the march, with police separating them off from the rest of the crowd.

They are seen marching alongside the march attendants, before being separated off and marching into downtown DC.

The group was seen loading their flagpoles and shields into a U-Haul truck before leaving through the metrorail.

This year's March for Life event follows closely on the heels of the Supreme Court ruling last month that the Texas Heartbeat Act could remain in effect pending the legal challenges from a lawsuit launched by abortion providers.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court refused to speed up the ongoing court case over the state's ban on most abortions. "Over dissents from the three liberal justices, the court declined to order a federal appeals court to return the case to a federal judge who had temporarily blocked the law's enforcement. The court offered no explanation for its action," reported CBS News.

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