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Despite Frigid Weather, March for Life Marches On with New Adoption Focus

For its 41st year, pro-life rally implements significant changes. Meanwhile, groups release recaps of how abortion changed in 2013.
Despite Frigid Weather, March for Life Marches On with New Adoption Focus
Image: Courtesy of March for Life/EWTN
Screenshot of March for Life 2014 live stream.

Despite snow, ice, and below-freezing temperatures, thousands of people are still protesting abortions during today's 41st March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., from the National Mall to the Supreme Court.

CNN thoroughly examines six big changes that mark pivots from the previous 40 years' worth of rallies, including how the rally no longer focuses exclusively on abortion or Roe v. Wade, but this year centers upon a new theme: adoption. Religion News Service examines another one of these changes: greater outreach to evangelicals by the traditionally Catholic event.

The march comes amid recent reports that recap abortion in 2013. [Note: Pew Research offers five helpful stats about views on abortion.]

On the pro-choice side, the Guttmacher Institute rounds up the latest stats on abortion laws:

Twenty-two states enacted 70 abortion restrictions during 2013. This makes 2013 second only to 2011 in the number of new abortion restrictions enacted in a single year. To put ...
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