Washington D.C., Jan 23, 2012 / 16:48 pm
Pro-life politicians spoke to participants at the March for Life in Washington, D.C. about the need for America’s leaders to guide the country in affirming the value of every human life.
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) explained that “life and liberty” are two foundational principles that are intertwined to “form the core of our national character.”
“When we affirm the dignity of life, we affirm our commitment to freedom,” he said. When we fail to defend life, “freedom itself is diminished.”
Hundreds of thousands of Americans, including many young people, gathered in the nation’s capital for the annual March for Life on Jan. 23, one day after the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States.