The Washington Times - January 22, 2010, 03:43PM

*Updated 1/24/10

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Pro-life advocates participated in the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. today. The event marks the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision commonly known as Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in all fifty states thirty-seven years ago today. March for life participants walked from the National Mall to the steps of the Supreme Court. After marching, individuals planned to visit Capitol Hill offices to meet with their representatives. 

A group within the march called “Silent no More” (photo on left)arrived with a fairly large contingent of both men and women carrying signs saying, “I regret my abortion” and “I regret lost fatherhood” through the streets around the nation’s Capitol.

Those who could not join the march in person but supported the event online and participated in Americans United for Life’s Virtual March for Life.

Abortion remains a powerful issue on Capitol Hill and around the country today. Most recently, the abortion debate was ferociously fought over language in the federal health care bills about protecting the tax payer from funding abortions. To date, the Virtual March garnered over 80,000 participants.