The highlight of the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, DC, was undoubtedly its first-ever personal address from a U.S. president. From my spot in the throng of marchers who got stuck listening to the speech from outside the security barrier, President Trump and his message were enthusiastically received. Popular applause lines: “Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God”; “mothers are heroes”; and a promise to protect the conscience rights of “groups like Little Sisters of the Poor.”
For me, however, the highlight of the event is always found in the marchers. Like any political gathering numbering in the tens of thousands, the March for Life is a fascinating intersection of backgrounds, cultures, and faith traditions. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, below you’ll find about 40,000 words’ worth of commentary on the pro-life movement in America.