March for Life (Washington, D.C.)March for Life
Every year since January 22, 1974
(anniversary of Roe v. Wade).
The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington, D.C., on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. The march is organized by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. The overall goal of the march is to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision and reduce access to the procedure. The 38th annual March for Life occurred on Monday, January 24, 2011—instead of the usual January 22—because Congress is not in session on weekends. The 2013 march was moved to January 25, 2013, to accommodate the Presidential Inauguration.
Between 2003 and 2009, the march had an attendance of around 250,000, but this number has since increased. The 2011 and 2012 marches drew an estimated 400,000 each, the 2013 march drew an estimated 650,000. An estimated 800,000 people attended the 2015 march.[