Even though the bitter cold temperature would scare most from leaving their homes, it did nothing to stop the 500,000-plus pro-life advocates from participating in the 40th annual March for Life.
The event was the largest human rights demonstration in the world, and was held Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.
Marchers came from all over the country and the world to speak out against abortion and the 1973 decision to legalize it, also known as the Supreme Court ruling, Roe v. Wade.
The theme for this year’s march, according to the MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund, was “40=55M,” explaining that over the past 40 years since the legalization of abortion, 55 million babies have been aborted.
The founder of the movement, Nellie Gray, who passed away in August 2012, was also honored at this year’s event. Every year, pro-life rallies take place all over the country to protest legalized abortion on this anniversary.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church of Los Alamos sponsored a group of 26 teens and chaperones, that attended this year’s march.
Director of Youth Formation Cathy Kohlrust, said this is the third year the church has sponsored a group.
Going for the first time, was freshman Kim Vo.