Hopeful Thousands March in Washington, D.C.

By David Morrison   •   January 21, 2022

Tens of thousands of women, men, students and children from across the U.S. braved bone-chilling weather to be a part of the 49th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. >>Read more about the march.
Cissie Graham Lynch offered prayer at a pre-march rally on the National Mall. Thousands bowed their heads to God as she prayed, “We ask your forgiveness for the innocent blood that has been shed. You, God, are the Author and Creator of all life.”
In her prayer, Lynch referenced the pending Supreme Court case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, that could overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. “Lord, I pray for victory this summer, [for] the Supreme Court to overturn Roe. Lord, that we would be a nation that stands before the world, that we stand for life. That we, the United States, sees value in every life and that we stand for all life.”
Passionate pro-lifers started up Constitution Avenue, finishing at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Nineteen-year-old Lilah Hartman (not pictured) from Liberty University is one of about 400 students who came on buses from Lynchburg, Virginia. "I am so passionate about protecting the unborn," she said. "Life is so valuable and so precious to God and so it should be valuable and precious to us."
All smiles and proud to be marching for life.
This year’s theme is “Equality Begins in the Womb.”
Katie Shaw has Down syndrome and spoke loud and clear as passionate students, moms, dads and others cheered her on. “I believe equality for you, me and everyone started in the womb," Shaw shared. "It started the day of conception when God gave us our soul. ... Many people don’t know that there’s a waiting list for babies with Down syndrome to be adopted,” she said. “Yet, over 80 percent of babies with Down syndrome are not given the chance to be adopted. They are aborted and their equality ends.”
"But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God." —John 1:12
The original grassroots March for Life in 1974 was held on the one-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Every year, the event is held on the Friday closest to this somber anniversary.
This group of students is one of many—as well as individuals and families walking the route.
Abortion was the leading cause of death in 2021, according to Worldometer, with 42.6 million abortions performed last year. In comparison, 13 million people died from communicable diseases; 8.2 million from cancer; 5 million from smoking; 2.5 million from alcohol and 1.7 million from HIV/AIDS.
The March for Life is the world’s largest annual pro-life event. State capitals across the country will also hold 2022 March for Life events, including Connecticut, Virginia, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Will you be in prayer for these?