During midday, leaders and supporters of several pro-life groups gathered to lay 3,300 flowers near the Supreme Court steps to represent the average number of abortions performed each day.
“Without the right to life, there are no other rights,” said Lila Rose, president of Live Action, who attended the event with Ms. Hawkins, the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition, Mark Harrington of Created Equal and Kristina Garza of Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust.
Ms. Hawkins noted later that Roe v. Wade was argued by a 27-year-old lawyer named Sarah Weddington.
“Well, I’m 27 [too], and Sarah Weddington’s generation got it wrong,” said Ms. Hawkins. They may have been trying to end gender inequality, she said, but instead “they set the wheels in motion for the ultimate act of discrimination, which is abortion.”