March for Life supporters flood D.C.
March for Life activities kicked off in Washington Monday morning with a celebration Mass for youth at Verizon Center.
More than 27,000 people secured tickets to the Verizon Center event, so you're likely to see large groups of young people throughout the District, particularly near the Supreme Court or the National Mall. View a full list of traffic closings here.
The march marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (officially Jan. 22), a landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Victories at the polls in November among conservative politicians have led some to believe that there is an opportunity to rein in the access that Roe v. Wade granted..
An increasing number of restrictions have already been adopted. Nebraska passed a law last year that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Under the health care overhaul, pregnant women will be required to have an ultrasound before an abortion and states will be allowed to prohibit abortion insurance beginning in 2014. Five states passed such measures last year.
What are you seeing out there?
More from around the web:
- TBD's Amanda Hess reports on pro-life merchandise being sold in accordance with the march.
- Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be giving the keynote address at the March for Life's Rose Dinner, according to the group's website.
- Was your commute crowded today due to the March? Tell us what it was like using #marchforlife on Twitter.
View the Twitter conversation around #marchforlife here:
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