Tens of thousands ‘march for life’ in Washington as fate of Roe v Wade looms
Court’s conservative supermajority appears open to reversing Roe, overturning nearly 50 years of precedent since 1973 decision
In 1974, on the first anniversary of the Roe v Wade supreme court decision, abortion opponents gathered on the National Mall in Washington to “march for life”. They vowed to return each year until the ruling, which established the right to abortion, was no longer the law of the land.
On Friday, anti-abortion activists braved sub-zero temperatures and the coronavirus pandemic to assemble in Washington again, more hopeful than ever that this would be their last march to a court where the fate of Roe will soon be decided.