A week after inauguration, thousands descend on Washington for the March for Life

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Thousands in Washington, Marching for Life! Folks from all over descended on our nation’s capital to speak out against abortion. One week after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the National Mall was flooded once again.

Peter Range from the Diocese of Toledo says this movement and march go far beyond politics.

Men and women from around the country gathered in Washington in a show of unity against abortion.

"I think it’s important for us to stand up for those who have no voice and can’t speak for themselves," said Julie Johnston from Lindsay, Texas.

She says she marches for lives like her own.

"I feel strongly about it because I was adopted," said Johnston. "And if my birth mother had chosen abortion instead of it, I wouldn’t be here today."

This march comes one week after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and six days after the Women’s March on Washington. Unlike many at last Saturday’s women’s march, many here are excited for a Donald Trump presidency and what it means for pro-lifers.

"As someone who considers himself conservative, we hope that he represents those conservative values by loving mothers and fathers, and even people on the other side because that’s what the pro-life movement is all about," said Peter Range from the Diocese of Toledo.

President Trump once said he is quote, very pro-choice, since changing his mind. Range says this march, and movement, go beyond politics.

"With no communication there can be no communion," said Range. "So we really need to, conservative and Democrat, liberal, Republican, need to sit down and talk to each other, and do it in a sense of mutual respect."

Vice President Mike Pence also spoke during the ceremony. It marked the first time in the event’s 43 history that a Vice President has been a speaker.

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