March For Life Attracts Hundreds Of Thousands In Dc

01.23.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The annual "March for Life" marked the 39th anniversary of Roe Versus Wade in Washington D.C. today. Several hundred thousand participants have flocked to Washington for the parade and rally that started at noon on the National Mall and will end at the Supreme Court, whereRoe-vs-Wade was legalized 39 years ago. Pro-life activist Kristy Hemerick thinks the landmark decision could be easily over-turned. She says "it took one court case to throw out the law for the entire nation, and put forward the views of a couple of guys in a robe on a bench. It would take one case to reverse that." The group Americans United For Life says 2011 was a banner year for the pro-life cause. They say "when Roe v. Wade is overturned, and Americans United For Life believes it will be, we're going to have to fight this battle in the 50 states. That's where it's going to go. That's where it's going to happen next."  The first March for Life was held in 1974 with 20-thousand participants.  Last year, more than 200-thousand activists attended the rally in Washington.

  To learn more about the March for Life, go here.