- ‘Pocket drones’: U.S. Army developing tiny surveillance tools for the next big war
- Belgian cafe posts sign: Dogs allowed, but Jews stay out
- Gen. Dempsey: Pentagon studying Russian readiness plans not viewed ‘for 20 years’
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is ‘torture’
- House GOP ready to move border bill
- Bomb squad called after live WWII artillery washes on Cape Cod beach
- HAYDEN: Intelligence, evidence and the case against Russia
- Ohio university quiz implies atheists are naturally smarter than Christians
- Rep. Henry Cuellar on border crisis: ‘Playing defense on the one-yard line’
- Activists vow to occupy fast-food restaurants to get higher pay
Pro-life marchers begin trek to Supreme Court
Question of the Day
The 41st March for Life stepped off a little after 1 p.m. Wednesday, the culmination of three days of events to recognize the legalization of abortion and a fight to end it.
Church congregations, youth groups, university students and men and women of the cloth made their way through the slush and snow to the U.S. Supreme Court building.
Among them, aided by crutches, was 18-year-old Raneem Alayoubi, of Detroit, Mich.
“This is only a temporary thing,” the petite brunette said as she maneuvered around a curb. “Not being born is forever.”
Despite the frigid temperatures and stinging windchill, thousands turned out for the event. Texas flags fluttered in the air, while cheers from groups out of the Plains echoed across the Mall.
Ian Sheedy, a sophomore at Holy Family Academy in Manassas, Va., held one half of a banner with his school’s name in navy and gold.
“I’m hoping there will be a pretty good turnout,” he said in reference to the snow storm on Tuesday. “There seems to be a lot of people from across the country.”
One local group that did make it was the students from The Catholic University.
James Marafino, a junior, said between 300 and 400 students had come out to march.
“The university closed with the storm,” he said. “People were wondering if this was still going to happen. I was like, ‘Oh yeah!’”
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
About the Author
Meredith Somers is a Metro reporter for The Washington Times. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- No official word yet on Pope Francis visit: Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- Higher Ground: War no deterrent
- Marco Rubio: U.S. at social, moral crossroads
- Humanists hit the Hill to press for 'nontheistic' chaplains
- Humanist services lacking in the military, advocates tell Congress
Latest Blog Entries
TWT Video Picks
Second- and third-stringers eye 2016 if front-runner stumbles
- 'We're coming for you, Barack Obama': Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL terrorists
- Russia shipping sophisticated weapons systems to Ukraine separatists
- NAPOLITANO: What if our democracy is a fraud?
- 'Pocket drones': U.S. Army developing tiny spies for the next big war
- Michelle Obama says money in politics is bad, asks donors for 'big, fat check'
- EDITORIAL: Detroit's water 'spigot bigots'
- John McCain: Botched, two-hour execution of murderer is 'torture'
- Brian Kelly, Notre Dame ready for different route to title
- White House readies for House GOP impeachment push: 'Foolish' to ignore
- Presidents of Honduras, Guatemala blame U.S. for border children crisis
Obama's biggest White House 'fails'
Celebrities turned politicians
Athletes turned actors
20 gadgets that changed the world
Fighting in Iraq