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I got back late last night from the March for Life in Washington. It was my first time at the march, and I’m extremely glad I went. The crowds were huge and relatively upbeat, considering the new battles the movement is facing. I can think of no other protest that gathers such a diverse crowd of people. From families with children, to clergy in cassocks, from women who experienced the evil of abortion first-hand, to atheists who realized with reason alone that the innocent are being killed, the spectrum of stories was wide and impressive.

I was surprised—but probably shouldn’t have been—by how few television camera crews I saw throughout the day. I didn’t find much on the internet this morning either. CBS, NBC, ABC and the New York Times all appear to be silent about the event. If more than one hundred thousand people marching on Washington isn’t enough to elicit even a headline, you wonder what is. The Washington Post covered the story, and their website has a nice slideshow of pictures from the day. GetReligion has a nice roundup of the media’s coverage of the march.

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