March for Life Organizers: Mainstream Media Underestimated Crowd Size

Tens of thousands of people participated in the March for Life on Friday, contrary to media reports that depicted a smaller number of participants, organizers of the event said.

The New York Times reported that the March attracted “hundreds” of protestors. The Washington Post described participants as a “small, faithful crowd.”

The March for Life, the largest pro-life event in the world, is an annual protest in Washington, D.C., of Roe vs. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Organizers acknowledges that the severe blizzard that arrived in Washington the day of the march did diminish the number of participants but that “tens of thousands” of people still marched.

“We were extremely pleased with what appeared to be tens of thousands of Americans who came together to celebrate life today despite the weather conditions,” Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, said in a statement the day of the March. “Today we proved our commitment to this cause and protecting all life, especially for the unborn.”

The Media Research Center captured video of the event:

Prior to the March last week, the Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues launched a #CoverTheMarch campaign in an effort to get the mainstream media to cover the March for Life fairly.

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