Pro-life rally in DC turns out unexpected record crowd: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life’

Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Thursday in Washington, D.C., for the 42nd annual March for Life.

Not that the media paid much attention.

“The crowds are massive,” said March for Life president Jeanne Monahan-Mancini, according to The Blaze. “I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire life.”

Estimated at 300,000, the crowd had a distinct feel to it.

“It’s a very Catholic event, as a Catholic I’m proud of that,” Monahan-Mancini said.



Speaking of Catholics, 2012 GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum took to social media to post a photo of daughter Bella — who continues to overcome remarkable odds in her battle with a chromosomal disorder — along with the hashtag: .

His tweet, as seen on Twitter:

And while Santorum’s tweet was warmly received by well wishers, leave it to the left to offer a foul reaction, as seen here:

When the media did pay attention, it was predictable on where their focus was, as The Blaze’s Zach Noble noted in this tweet:

Nevertheless, the turnout was impressive, and the youthful feel to the event indicates that, ever so slowly, the tide may be changing on attitudes toward abortion in America.

Meanwhile, on the same day the massive pro-life crowd rallied on the National Mall, the House passed a bill that will put in place a complete ban on taxpayer funding of abortions, according to Life News.

Here are more images of the day’s events, as seen in photos and tweets:

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Photo: Zach Noble/TheBlaze

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