New York City, N.Y., May 6, 2019 / 14:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
A live, 4D-ultrasound of a 36-week gestation baby was broadcast in Times Square on Saturday, as part of Focus on the Family’s “Alive in New York” celebration.
“Alive in New York” was organized by Focus on the Family and drew a crowd estimated in the thousands, and it is believed to be the largest pro-life demonstration in New York state history.
In addition to the ultrasound, the event included musical performances and speeches from pro-life advocates.
Times Square, widely seen as the center of the nation’s largest city, was chose as a venue in response to New York state’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act earlier this year. That law deriminalized abortion, while removing almost all restrictions on the procedure in New York.
“Our nation, and our society, is at a crossroads. We can no longer sit on the sidelines. Now is the moment to unite with one voice to proclaim the sanctity of life. The truth will be visible to all in Times Square – at The Crossroads of the World,” said Focus on the Family in a statement released prior to the event.