Richmond, Va., Apr 3, 2019 / 15:06 pm
A crowd of thousands took to the streets of Richmond, Virginia on Wednesday to participate in Virginia's first statewide March for Life.
Speakers at the rally included March for Life President Jeanne Mancini, Virginia Society for Human Life President Olivia Gans Turner, Victoria Cobb of The Family Foundation, adoption activist and speaker Ryan Bomberger, abortion survivor Melissa Ohden, and Felicia Pricenor, associate director of the Virginia Catholic Conference.
Ohden was born at about 31 weeks of gestation, following her teenage mother's attempted saline abortion. She told the crowd that her life was saved by a nurse who was "unwilling to just leave me to die" after the abortion failed.
While the National March for Life is officially a bipartisan affair, featuring speakers from both parties, Wednesday's event also took a partisan tone, as speakers repeatedly criticized Virginia's Democratic leadership at the pre-march rally on the steps of the state capitol building.