(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) The “March for Life” organization heads to D.C. this weekend for the first time since the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision last summer.
Students from local universities as well as people from all across the country will gather to commemorate the overturning of Roe v. Wade and continue to press on in the restriction of abortion in numerous states.
“I think tomorrow is going to be special. I think it’s going to be something for the history books,” said Catholic University of America student Katie Zaremba, reported CBS 2KUTV reported.
Per a Boston.com report, the pro-life movement plans to shift its focus in the wake of the Dobbs decision from fighting against the now-overturned Roe v. Wade to persuading lawmakers in Congress that they should leave pro-life laws alone in the various pro-life states.
“This year will be a somber reminder of the millions of lives lost to abortion in the past 50 years, but also a celebration of how far we have come and where we as a movement need to focus our effort as we enter this new era in our quest to protect life,” Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life Education and Defense Fund, wrote in a statement.
Others in the pro-life movement plan to begin persuading lawmakers to restrict abortion from the federal level in the future, especially later-term abortions.
“We know it’s not going to happen this session, but this is the beginning,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America said. “It’s (Congress’) responsibility to listen to the will of the people.”
Lizz Winstead, the founder of Abortion Access Front, said that she and her friends, along with holding a Women’s March on Sunday, will attempt to troll Republican congressmen by calling and asking uncomfortable questions.
“If [congressmen] are going to play doctor instead of play politician, then we are going to hold them to a higher standard and ask them some medical questions that might make them feel slightly uncomfortable,” Winstead said.