10 Facts about March for Life

Post On: May 20, 2017
By: Agustina
In: Events

Let us talk about Facts about March for Life in the following post. This action is conducted in Washington D.C. The primary purpose of having this annual rally is to protest against abortion legalized by the Supreme Court of United States regarding the case of Roe v. Wade. They want to overturn the case. Here are other interesting facts about March of Life to notice:

Facts about March for Life 1: the organizer

March for Life Education and Defense Fund is the organizer for March for Life.

Facts about March for Life 2:  the event in 2017

March for Life was conducted on 27 January 2017 for the 44th event.  Usually it will be held on 22nd of January.  The event was conducted a week before President Donald Trump was inaugurated.

Facts about March for Life

Facts about March for Life

Facts about March for Life 3: Nellie Gray

Nellie Gray founded the first March for Life on 22 January 1974. The people who came to support Gray were around 20,000 individuals who gathered on the West Steps of the Capitol.

Facts about March for Life 4: a one-time event

At first, March for Life was intended to launch for a one-time event as a protest against the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade case.

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Facts about March for Life 5: another event

Another event was conducted again after the first match in 1974 by Gray with the intention that Supreme Court would overturn the decision on Roe v. Wade case. In that year, March for Life also appeared as a nonprofit organization.

March for Life Facts

March for Life Facts

Facts about March for Life 6: positive shift

The positive shift toward the case of Roe was spotted when Judge Samuel Alito was nominated on the Supreme Court in 2006.

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Facts about March for Life 7: a Guttmacher Institute report

The number of abortions conducted in US was reduced in 2005 with 1.2 million cases according to a Guttmacher Institute report released in 2008 during 25th March for Life.

Facts about March for Life 8: the participants

Even though the number of abortions was dropped, the participants of March for Life were not satisfied enough with the result.

March for Life 1972

March for Life 1972

Facts about March for Life 9: the goal

The participants of March for Life wanted to make abortion illegal in US.

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Facts about March for Life 10: attendance

Even though snowstorm occurred, 10,000 people gathered to support March for Life in 1987. In 1994, 35,000 participated in the event. In 2013, 650,000 supported the event.

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