March for Life participants say work is ‘far from over’ six months after Roe v. Wade came down

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WASHINGTON, DC – Marching Forward – that was the theme of the 50th Annual March for Life in Washington DC on Friday. Thousands of people gathered in the nation’s capital for the first time since the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned Roe v. Wade in June.

Every year since 1974, pro-lifers have brought their signs and slogans to show their support for the unborn, praying and hoping that Roe v. Wade would be overturned. The first march took place on the one-year anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which was handed down by the Supreme Court on January 22, 1973.

Those prayers were answered last year and now the organizers of the March for Life say their battle has only just begun. March for Life president Jeanne Mancini told UKTN News Digital that this year’s event will be an opportunity to reflect, celebrate and look forward to the future.

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Thousands of people gathered on the National Mall Friday for the first time since Roe v. Wade was overturned in June.
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“Our biggest focus besides our national march is our state march initiative,” Mancini said. “In 2022, we were in five states. This year, in 2023, we’re going to double that: we’ll be in ten states. And we plan to be in all 50 states over the course of the next 5 to 7 years.

A man stands with a sign at the 2023 March for Life rally in Washington, DC

A man stands with a sign at the 2023 March for Life rally in Washington, DC
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UKTN News Digital spoke to attendees at the March for Life who said their work in the pro-life movement “is far from over.”

An Anglican priest speaks to Fox News Digital about why he is still marching despite Roe v. Wade being overturned.

An Anglican priest speaks to UKTN News Digital about why he is still marching despite Roe v. Wade being overturned.
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“It’s actually the beginning of a new movement, because now the marches are for next generations and future generations to abolish even the word abortion,” one woman said.

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“People think that just because Roe v. Wade was overturned, it’s the end of the battle, so to speak,” one man told UKTN News Digital. “But this is just the beginning.”

“People think that just because Roe v. Wade was overturned, it’s the end of the battle, so to speak. But this is just the beginning.”

When asked what work still needs to be done, an Anglican priest said it “should be easier for women to make the right decision. And there is only one decision.”

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A student says she stands up for girls her age who may think abortion is the only solution.

A student says she stands up for girls her age who may think abortion is the only solution.
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“Students for Life Action is pushing for ‘protection at conception’ laws in many states in America. So we need to push for protection at conception,” said a spokesperson for Students for Life.

Despite the new ruling, one participant said: “The meaning of the event is still very strong, because now we have to work for this at the state level, try to change hearts and minds, respect life in the womb and protect the unborn. ” .”

Mancini said there is “a lot of joy” at the event this year after last summer’s Dobbs ruling.

“There’s a fervor, enthusiasm and joy that’s just infectious. And they have their creative slogans, their signs,” Mancini noted. “The enthusiasm is very palpable this year.”

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Two women talk to Fox News Digital about why they attended this year's event.

Two women talk to UKTN News Digital about why they attended this year’s event.
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Mancini added that the March for Life has becomethe largest, longest-running human rights demonstration in the world.”

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