Jan 21, 2022 - Health

Anti-abortion rights activists zero in on Supreme Court in annual March for Life

Photo of a crowd of protesters in the streets holding signs, including a long white banner that says "March for Life"

Anti-abortion activists march to the U.S. Supreme Court during the 49th annual March for Life rally on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

Anti-abortion rights activists rallied in D.C. for the 49th annual March for Life on Friday.

Why it matters: As the Supreme Court considers restrictive abortion bans in Texas and Mississippi, opponents of Roe v. Wade have doubled down on their push to overturn the precedents that established the constitutional right to an abortion.

  • "This could be the last March for Life that takes place under the shadow of Roe v. Wade," said Mallory Carroll, communications VP for the Susan B. Anthony List, an anti-abortion advocacy group. "When we gather again next year, hundreds of thousands of children could be alive that might not otherwise be."
In photos
Photo of a D.C. street flooded with anti-abortion activists holding signs
Anti-abortion rights activists take to the streets for the 49th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of student protesters holding up signs that say "The future is anti-abortion"
Demonstrators hold signs during the annual March For Life on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday. Photo: Stephanie Keith/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Photo of a group of people wearing masks and holding a banner that says "Strong families make strong nations"
Anti-abortion rights activists at the 49th annual March for Life. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
Photo of police motorcades leading March for Life protesters down D.C. streets
Police lead anti-abortion rights activists during the March for Life. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images
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