Yesterday, January 22, saw a veritable army of pro-lifers participate in the 35th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. This demonstration of public sentiment was first held in 1974 to mark the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. In that decision, of course, the Supreme Court ruled that all state laws prohibiting abortion were unconstitutional. Since then, an estimated 50,000,000 babies have been killed in the womb in the United States.
Americans who came from all over the United States gathered in our nation's capital on January 22 to participate in the 35th annual March for Life. Though official attendance figures were unavailable as we write, observers speaking on the EWTN television network said it appeared the number of marchers exceed last year's 200,000.
Once again, Americans have proven their mettle in the face of disaster — or in this case used it to prevent a disaster — in what New York Governor David A. Paterson has described as the "Miracle on the Hudson." When US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make a splash landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, cool heads prevailed and what could have been an immense tragedy turned into 10 minutes of teamwork that has awed the nation.