Despite bone chilling weather in the Washington D.C. area on today, the "March for Life" rally took place as scheduled. The rally has become an annual event to coincide with the Supreme Court's decision in 1973 which allowed legalized abortions in this country.
Jeanne Monahan who serves as president of the March for Life organization expressed enthusiasm for the turnout for the rally despite the weather conditions in an exclusive interview given to The Daily Caller on yesterday.
Jeanne Monahan said:
“We’re totally enthusiastic and excited for our March for Life tomorrow. We always expect to see hundreds of thousands of people."
Monahan said that already today she has seen “many young faces” in the city getting ready to promote the cause.
“Lots of enthusiastic young people, who are making major sacrifices in this weather because of this issue that is so important to them,” she said
President Obama used the anniversary of the decision in Roe v. Wade to offer his praise and continued support for a woman's right to choose and make decisions in regard to her own body.
President Obama said:
“Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health. We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.”
“And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children,” he concluded. “Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.”
In a separate and unrelated news conference on today, President Obama announced the formation of a task force to look into ways to stop sexual assaults on college campuses. He also included the military as one of the areas the task force will have the charge to look into ways to curb the epidemic of sexual violence against women.
In this announcement Obama said:
"You can judge a nation by how it treats its women and its girls."
Today's rallies and announcements comes on the heels of the commemoration of the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday. It was on Monday when Richard Cash spoke at the South Carolina Tea Party Convention. In that speech Cash attempted to turn the remembrance of Dr. King into an anti-abortion referendum. (Video embedded here). Even though Cash is a Tea Party candidate trying to defeat incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham, he stated that his position in regard to the anti-abortion platform he was promoting was, "What the Republican Party stands for." He went on to say that he would not rest until those unborn fetuses have the same constitutional rights that the rest of us enjoy.
We often hear everything that the Republican Party is against but very little about what they are for. Unless Cash was speaking for himself in an effort to contrast his stance against Lindsey Graham's unwillingness to voice opposition to the Rowe v. Wade decision, we at least know what the South Carolina Tea Party's position is. Overturning the Supreme Court's decision not only on abortion but Obamacare and the Voting Rights Act are battles still being fought. This make liberals and progressive wonder if the battle of the Civil War is still being fought as well.