An estimated 100,000 people — including Vice President Mike Pence — gathered in DC for the annual March for Life. The media, as always, is either outright ignoring the massive march or severely downplaying the impressive size of the crowd.
— Zachary Kennedy (@ZacharyDKennedy) January 18, 2019
USA Today, the first result when you search for the march in Google News, began their story by saying, “more than a thousand anti-abortion activists, including many young people bundled up against the cold weather gripping the nation’s capital, gathered at a stage on the National Mall Friday for their annual march in the long-contentious debate over abortion.”
While technically correct, as 100,000 is “more than a thousand,” it is immediately clear what the newspaper was attempting to do.
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) January 18, 2019
— Influence Strategies (@Influenstrategy) January 18, 2019
The theme of this year’s march is “pro-life is pro-science.” The event is being headlined by Daily Wire founder Ben Shapiro. The March for Life in Washington, D.C., has been held on or near the anniversary of Roe v. Wade every year since 1973 and is the largest pro-life event in the world. Vice President Pence was not announced as a speaker, but showed up in the afternoon.
The mission of the march is to “end abortion by uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.”