27 January 2011

The (Mostly Catholic) Anti-Abortion Roe v. Wade Schlep

Why don’t they just call it the Catholic March for Life? I wonder this every year when I wander down to Capitol Hill for the annual commemoration of Roe v. Wade. Thousands of anti-abortion Catholics and a few friends gather in Washington, DC for an always-cold schlep to the Supreme Court. This year was no exception. Emboldened by the recent Republican anti-choice gains in the House of Representatives, the crowd was more hopeful than in recent years but otherwise largely unchanged. They were Catholics.

Read the full article by Mary E. Hunt here, as it appears in the online magazine Religion Dispatches.

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