Aderholt Speaks At The "March For Life" Rally In Washington
Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) today spoke to thousands of pro-life Americans who took part in the March For Life in Washington DC.
Today marks the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. The March For Life began in 1974 as a protest of that Roe v Wade court decision and the yearly "march" has grown from 20,000 passionate pro-lifers in 1974 to more than about 200,000 today.
A May 2009 Gallup Poll said that more Americans are calling themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion. The poll's findings claimed that 51% of Americans call themselves "pro-life" on the issue of abortion and 42% "pro-choice." This is the first time a majority of U.S. adults have identified themselves as pro-life since Gallup began asking this question in 1995.
"Thank-You to the thousands of people who marched in the cold today in support for the unborn, on this day, the 37th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade," said Congressman Aderholt. "The message that all life is precious was boldly proclaimed in Washington today."
Aderholt continued, "More and more Americans are identifying themselves as pro-life and I believe that people like those who marched today have something to do with that shift in America. The issue of abortion and the sanctity of life is something that I feel strongly about and I encourage my colleagues to look for ways to curb and stop abortions in the United States, while compassionately educating on this important issue."