I just returned from the March for Life in Washington, D.C., the largest demonstration that the nation’s capital witnesses each year.  It was a wonderful pilgrimage– a beautiful blend of prayer for our country & its leaders and good-old-fashioned American freedom of speech.  We’re not going to sit around while our country continues to tell women the only answer is abortion.

The crowds this year were the largest I’ve ever seen in my years attending the March — most estimates are around 300,000, although I wouldn’t be surprised to find out there were even more.  I was glad to have the opportunity to take some college students out there so they could stand up for life, pray for a culture change, and see that they weren’t alone in their convictions.

One thing that never fails to impress me is the age of the crowd.  It would be interesting to somehow find the average age of everyone present — if I had to guess, I’d put it around 23.  That’s why this Newsweek blog piece is so revolting: Who’s Missing at the ‘Roe v Wade’ Anniversary Demonstrations?  Young Women.

She actually says that the March route was shortened this year because the organizers are old.  Seriously?  Has this woman ever seen the March for Life?

There’s no excuse for such asinine journalism.  But you’ll find it everywhere — no one wants to acknowledge what happens in D.C. (and in San Francisco, Phoenix…) every January 22nd.  The media wants to tell you that pro-lifers are in the minority (which they aren’t) and that they’re all old men.

Luckily, there are people like Jack Cashill who are working to set the record straight:  How the Media Have Mangled the Pro-Life Story.

I didn’t see a single anti-life demonstrator on Friday.  (I usually see a handful of them at the March.)  NPR somehow found some, since three of the five pictures they had on their website were of anti-life demonstrators.  That’s a funny ratio — 3 of 5, when there were six of them and 300,000 of us.  Hm.

Asinine.  That’s all I can say.

[Check out Thine Eyes: A Witness to the March for Life.]