Tens of thousands of pro-lifers come to Washington, DC to commemorate the 51st Annual March for Life

By Dave Andrusko

Ben Clapper with Speaker of the House Mike Johnson from Louisiana

Today’s theme for the annual March for Life is “With every woman, for every child.” Snow fell yesterday and today in the Washington, DC metro area and elsewhere on the East Coast. Inevitably this meant many buses did not come jam-packed with pro-lifers to our nation’s capital.

But the attendees, many, many of them youth, made up for their somewhat diminished numbers with enthusiasm for a program that emphasized “the need to care for both mother and child during the nine months of pregnancy and in the years after.”  

The Biden administration, filled as it is with abortion zealots, will comment on Monday, the anniversary of the since-overturned monstrosity known as Roe v. Wade. According to CBS News

President Biden’s reelection campaign is preparing to highlight abortion rights in the lead-up to the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, CBS News has learned, seeking to tie the upcoming election to a “woman’s right to make her own health care decisions — including the very possible reality of a MAGA Republican-led national abortion ban.”

The Biden administration is primed to make abortion the glue that holds together Biden’s hopes for a second term. The heavy lifting on the abortion issue will principally be the responsibility of Vice President Kamala Harris—make what you will of the wisdom of this choice.

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson with (to his right) NRLC President Carol Tobias and fellow Louisianians

As we written on many occasions, Biden approval rating are near freezing levels—a dismal and eyepopping 33%. On Wednesday, National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty summed of the state affairs in 85 words:

A new survey in the key swing state of Georgia finds Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by eight percentage points, offering further evidence that the Biden campaign and Democrats ought to be sweating. The national polling looks really grim for Biden, too — he’s showing surprisingly weak numbers not just among independents, but among women, blacks, Hispanics, and college graduates. Vast swaths of demographics that the Democratic Party is used to winning by a wide margin sound like they’re ready to give up on Joe Biden.

Geraghty used the occasions of an upcoming speech he was to deliver in Georgia to bring us what the latest poll numbers in the state that “Donald Trump won by about five percentage points in 2016, lost narrowly in 2020, and is leading over Biden, 45 percent to 37 percent, in the latest Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll” [].

Some 58.6 percent of Blacks said they’d vote for Biden. “In 2020, 88 percent of blacks voted for Biden; 11 percent voted for Trump. That’s a 30-percentage-point drop-off!,”  Geraghty wrote. “That is about as big and loud a warning klaxon as the Democratic Party could imagine.”

The first primary of the year is in New Hampshire on January 23.

More on Monday.