GOP Learned from the Election-FAIL! John Boehner: Ending Abortion Is ‘One of Our Most Fundamental Goals This Year’
“Let that be one of our most fundamental goals this year,” he said.
The March for Life attracted a diverse crowd of young and old protesters from across the country. Hundreds of parents had bundled up their infants and toddlers and strapped protest signs to their strollers. Michael Kennedy, 33, and his wife Bethany, who is pregnant, drove their four children down from Westerly, Rhode Island to stand in 20-degree weather on the Mall.
“They’re troopers,” Bethany told HuffPost. “We felt like we have a responsibility just to be a witness to everyone else, to see that this is life, our children. We needed to be here.”
Several lawmakers made it out to the protest to address the crowd in person. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) touted a bill she recently introduced that would strip Title X family planning funds from Planned Parenthood, and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a sermon that called for a “spiritual cleansing.”
“Our nation is adrift, adrift in a wilderness where right and wrong have become subservient to a hedonism of the moment,” Paul said. “I believe our country is in need of a spiritual cleansing.”
He added, “We much preach a gospel so full of compassion, a gospel so full of justice that it cannot be resisted. Then and only then will the law again protect the innocent.”