Social media fills the role the MSM won’t as hundreds of thousands #MarchForLife in DC

There’s no official count yet, but half a million pro-life activists were expected in Washington, D.C. today to join the 40th annual March for Life.

Preliminary estimates indicate hundreds of thousands did indeed brave frigid temperatures to encourage a culture of life and remember the heartbreaking 55 million human lives lost to abortion since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

Record-breaking crowds of young activists honoring life and speaking out against a toxic culture that treats children as inconvenient and dispensable — sound newsworthy to you? If hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists march, do the media make a sound?

Chirp, chirp, chirp. Planned Parenthood lapdogs have other bones to fetch.

In the past, media ostriches have deliberately buried their heads in the sand during the March for Life.

As John Hayward notes at Human Events, media coverage of the annual event has ranged from shallow, grudging acknowledgment to completely absent.

It doesn’t get analyzed, or portrayed as part of any broader social trend.  The press doesn’t ask what causes it to remain so strong, even after forty years of being sternly lectured that it’s fighting for a lost cause.  Pro-lifers give cheerful interviews to news anchors who would feel more comfortable sitting down with the dictators of North Korea or Iran; they wave happily into cameras held by quivering hands.  Media organizations that swoon when leftist organizations quote dubious statistics in some “noble” cause – climate change, gun control – scowl at the simple observation by pro-lifers that America is missing 55 million people due to the post-Roe abortion regime.

Read the whole thing.

Will this year be any different?

But celebrity Julia and Obama tool Sandra Fluke draws tens of people to her rallies! This is just one of those pesky pro-life marches. Grab a broom and sweep that nonsense under the rug, lapdogs!

USA Today was one exception noted on Twitter.

But few outlets covered the March for Life with the enthusiasm shown for Occupy protests and anti-gun rallies.

Fortunately, mainstream media bias couldn’t stop the massive social media reach of #MarchForLife. The hashtag trended for much of the day Friday as passionate advocates for the unborn tweeted about the heartening outpouring of support for life and human dignity.

Pro-life demonstrators might not capture the rapt attention of the mainstream media, but they’re capturing the hearts and minds of millions of Americans, young and old.

Related:

NRO’s Kathryn Jean Lopez live-tweets Vigil for Life from Washington

Pope tweets March for Life support: ‘I join all those marching for life from afar’

‘Pro life and pro gay’: Gay March for Life participants threaten liberal media narrative

Pro-life Generation: Youth turn out in huge numbers to march for the unborn

‘F*ck you all’: Hateful pro-aborts spew venom at Marchers for Life

  • $30158943

    Who cares, media also ignored much bigger marches for civil rights, gun control, veterans, and social justice that were much larger than this march. Most estimates have this pegged at tens of thousands not hundreds of thousands as this site promotes.

    • grais

      Where can we find “Most estimates?”

      • $30158943
        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317706240 Tim Dudenhoefer

          Right, the “trustworthy” post … Giggle snort

          • lainer51

            I will gladly pay you Tues. for a hamburger today.

        • TJCrane_NCC1701

          The link in your comment makes no such estimates. It speaks of a “permit” for 50,000 people but that organizers estimate that several times that many people showed up. Several “times” 50,000 is more than tens of thousands.
          Math is hard in Libland…..

        • grais

          That isn’t “Most estimates…”

          You claimed, “Most estimates…”
          I’d be interested in seeing “Most estimates”

          • $30158943

            Listen twerp you can do your own research and you will find as I did that independent estimates all put it at tens of thousands.

          • grais

            If you could prove “Most estimates…” you would.
            Instead you name-call and re-word your original, unsourced claim.
            lol
            Oh, well.

          • $30158943

            Hey triple twerp it’s in the Post if you can read as well as countless other outlets but its not my job to educate you if that is even possible

          • grais

            More name-calling; still no backup of your claim; and yet another re-wording of the same unsourced claim.

            lol

            You’re lost.
            lol

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            “Countless” other outlets and you can’t link to more than one (that has the appearance of a 3rd rate blog).
            YOU called Twitchy out and can’t, CANNOT, actually PROVE what you’re claiming.
            It’s not on me to prove your case !
            I know that you’re full of BS anyway !

          • $30158943

            If I post 4 links you’ll want 5, I’ve learned baggers can’t be educated because rational thought is beyond them.

          • grais

            lol
            ya got nuthin’

          • $30158943

            which is more than you deserve.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            Actually, we ALL “deserve” the TRUTH. That YOU refuse to look for it or are in favor of supressing it hurts ALL Americans !

            Are you REALLY a person ?

          • lainer51

            only in his own mind.

          • TJCrane_NCC1701

            I’m an open minded type of person, let’s see the 4 links. Just to prove me wrong, link to the 5th one too.

            So far half of your links disprove your statement and the other half is called into question.
            YOU made the claim. PROVE IT !

            P.S. Real classy to disparage me with homosexual insults…..and you claim that I’M homophobic ???

          • grais

            He can’t even come up with even ONE source. He just can’t do it.
            He just flaps his yap making stuff up.
            lol

          • BeeKaaay

            Translation from leftese to English: “I don’t have any proof that my opinion is true”

          • WisconsinPatriot

            “But EVERYBODY KNOWS……………..”

          • BeeKaaay

            Yeah! Translated from leftese to English: “I’m too lazy to actually see if my opinion is true, so I’ll just trust the other leftwingwackos who told me so.”

            Utter blind faith :)

          • lainer51

            so if we are to believe your numbers , do we then get to believe the number of muggings by Occupy, or is that just a “gross over-estimation?”

          • $30158943

            They are not my numbers but independent estimates, this has absolutely zero to do with OWS. Which I suspect is also your IQ.

          • lainer51

            of course it does, the subject is MSM and its role in reporting facts… just because that doesn’t fit your Sat. morning agenda, doesn’t make it go away.

      • Joe W.

        At Obama for America & Media Matters, of course…

        • lainer51

          and MSNBC – “Lean Forward” (or Bend Over) and CNN – “The Worldwide Leader in News”

      • WisconsinPatriot
    • $30423294

      All of the civil rights presuppose the right to life.

      But it makes you people uncomfortable to accept this fact because it requires you to fully accept the responsibilities of adulthood.

      So you come here and grunt.

      Sad.

      • $30158943

        false assertion. what about the rights of the Mother? catholicscholar is an oxymoron, perhaps you should show as much concern for abused children at the hands of the catholic church as you do for an unborn egg.

        • $30423294

          A civil right presupposes a living subject.

          Dance, puppet.

          • $30158943

            It sure does and a fertilized egg is not alive w/o the mother so no civil rights should be recognized by law or church.

          • $30423294

            It’s not alive then you shouldn’t have to kill it.

          • $30158943

            Does that also apply to tape worms, sperm, …? You are on a slippery slope into the abyss.

          • Joe W.

            Sperm is not alive and a tape worm is not human. Thanks for playing, moron. Next??

          • $30158943
          • Joe W.

            Sperm is NOT a life without the egg, Needlenose. You are one ignorant bass turd, aren’t you??

          • $30158943

            You are too stupid for words, according to the Mayo Clinic it is alive. But it is not a person until born. That is the science and the law.

          • jgeorgia2000

            Invetro-fertilization (sp?) never heard of it?
            Lives outside of the body. Go back to ax
            School!

        • Joe W.

          The “mother” has the right as well as the responsibility to keep her legs closed if she does not want a baby.

          • $30158943

            Figures you would take an 18th century stance. But if its all on the mom you should respect her decision and butt out as it is NONE of your business.

          • Joe W.

            If its none of my business, then why are my taxes being used to pay for it, Pea Brain? I will NEVER “respect” a murderer’s decision to murder. Never.

          • $30158943

            Wrong again bagger

          • Joe W.

            So tell me, Shitforbrains….Just in what way am I wrong?? Hmmm?? You can’t do it, so you simply deny the truth. Imbecile.

          • $30158943

            So you have never heard of the Hyde Amendment? Prohibits use of federal funds for abortions except for rape and incest. Well done in embarrassing the entire bagger community…more than they already are.

          • Joe W.

            You ever hear of Planned Parenthood, Douche Nozzle??? I rest my case. Next time you come to a debate of intelligence, don’t come empty headed. You embarrass yourself…

          • $30158943

            I have and they are banned under the Hyde Amendment from using federal funds for abortions and thanks to morons like you they are attacked anyway. So think before you speak.

          • Joe W.

            So what do they DO with the millions they get in federal funding, Skippy?? They do no mammograms, and offer no other services save abortion and birth control…ALL of which are objectionable by the Catholic Church and MANY taxpayers. You are an ignorant, lying ghoul, and I am finished playing with you. You are also childlike, in that you think you are so cute mocking the name and appearance of a United States Senator with whom you disagree. You are a joke, Sonny. Good night.

          • $30158943

            You are so sorely misinformed it is sad, less than 3% of PP spending is on abortions and none of it federal. The majority of their spending is on women’s health. Look it up if you don’t believe me but stop listening to people giving you bad information for nefarious purposes. For the 3rd and final time, federal funding for abortions is banned under federal law. You can spout your nonsense all night long but it won’t change the facts.

          • Vennoye

            2011-2012 Planned Parenthood annual report states that 45% of their funding came from Government Grants and Reimbursements. Think the Hyde Amendment has gone by the wayside! Don’t think 45% of all abortions are the result of rape or incest.

          • $30158943

            You baggers are too stupid for words. The federal funding is for women’s health, not abortions, if you actually bothered to read the annual report! Federal funding for abortions is banned under federal law and you can be assured that the TB members of Congress would be in front of the cameras the first time they found one penny spent on abortions.

          • lainer51

            WHy are we paying for “women’s health at all?” Get a JOB!!!!!!!

          • leftwingthom

            I’m sure they have jobs. Are you saying you’re opposed to women being healthy and being provided basic services?

          • lainer51

            Sure am. I work so I can take care of myself and family and I expect others to do the same. The loonies scream ” leave my uterus alone”, but they want others to pay for their “uterus” conditions. Keep YOURSELF healthy and pay for your OWN services, i.e. get a job.

          • leftwingthom

            PP barely deals with abortions. It’s more about counseling, providing birth control, surveying options. But it doesn’t matter what the truth is, you’ll swallow whatever the evangelicals spoonfeed you.

          • bonnieblue2A

            329,445 abortions in 2010 per PP’s own fact sheet. That is “barely dealing with abortions” in your estimate? That is nearly equal to half the population of the state of North Dakota PP aborted in 2010. But hey, the truth doesn’t matter to those who would rather women abort than become responsible for their fertility cycles and stop abortions of convenience does it?

          • BeeKaaay

            Bloodthirst is none of anyone’s business lol….

          • jgeorgia2000

            Sorry Libiot your jack booted regime made me pay for those murders. Just like the nazis and the communist made their people pay.

          • bonnieblue2A

            Translation: Personal responsibility is sooooooo 18th century. No consequences for one’s actions.
            Why should I respect the choice of legalized murder for convenience when the same leftists are taking away my right to defend my own life?
            Respect is earned, not given. Life is a gift, not a inconvenience.

          • $30158943

            If its legal its not murder as its not a person.

          • bonnieblue2A

            It is a human child in utero and all your word games won’t change that truth. I could proclaim that your disrespect for innocent human life makes you no more of a “person” than the mass murderer. Does that make it so?

          • $30158943

            If its legal its not murder as its not a person.

          • bonnieblue2A

            Translation: Personal responsibility is sooooooo 18th century. No consequences for one’s actions.
            Why should I respect the choice of legalized murder for convenience when the same leftists are taking away my right to defend my own life?
            Respect is earned, not given. Life is a gift, not a inconvenience.

          • leftwingthom

            Well if your people wouldn’t demonize birth control and contraception, maybe we’d be having to cross this bridge fewer times. Part of the problem, as usual.

        • grais

          What about the responsibility of the “mother?”

          And how can she be a “mother” if there’s only a clump of cells, not a child?

          • $30158943

            You are the winner of the most unintelligible moronic post of the day.

          • grais

            lol.
            The “mother” of a useless clump of cells has no responsibility for her own reproductive rights.

            Bless your heart.
            lol

          • $30158943

            Wrong on so many levels. You are just getting stupider. Give up before you are aborted as a useless clump of cells.

          • grais

            lol You didn’t do very well in Debate class, did you?
            lol

          • Vennoye

            Your comment just proved the point for the pro-life side!

          • $30158943

            only in your twisted universe, both science and the law dictate its not a person until birth. so you lost in 1973 and lose today, so keep your hands off other people’s vaginas it is none of your business!

          • bonnieblue2A

            Maybe if women practiced the “hands off my vagina” mantra they wouldn’t get pregnant and seek abortions of convenience. With freedom comes responsibility. Statists seek to end both freedom and responsibility.

          • $30158943

            Thanks for the tip Prudence, but maybe the baby is deformed or the mother’s life is in jeopardy. Speaking of Statists, why do you get decide what a Mother decides? I don’t remember electing you Queen of the world.

          • bonnieblue2A

            How is the woman a “mother” if the human child in her is no more than a clump of cells? Stop being a schizophrenic and make up your mind. Either she is a victim of a parasite or she is the mother of an unborn child with unaleinable rights, including the right to life.

            The time to choose whether to become pregnant is before conception occurs, that is what it means to be a responsible adult. It is not as though contraception is not easily accessable to every female of reproductive age in this country.

          • $30158943

            Thanks for the tip Prudence, but maybe the baby is deformed or the mother’s life is in jeopardy. Speaking of Statists, why do you get decide what a Mother decides? I don’t remember electing you Queen of the world.

          • bonnieblue2A

            Maybe if women practiced the “hands off my vagina” mantra they wouldn’t get pregnant and seek abortions of convenience. With freedom comes responsibility. Statists seek to end both freedom and responsibility.

          • bonnieblue2A

            It never takes long for the statists to threaten violence against those with whom they disagree. Thanks for outing youself as a blood thirsty Communist.

          • bonnieblue2A

            It never takes long for the statists to threaten violence against those with whom they disagree. Thanks for outing youself as a blood thirsty Communist.

          • leftwingthom

            I like you.

          • bonnieblue2A

            Translation: personal responsibility plays no role in the statist agenda. People may not be allowed the personal responsibility of self-defense and neither women or their partners are responsible for unplanned pregnancies. It is about statist control, not life.

          • bonnieblue2A

            Translation: personal responsibility plays no role in the statist agenda. People may not be allowed the personal responsibility of self-defense and neither women or their partners are responsible for unplanned pregnancies. It is about statist control, not life.

        • leftwingthom

          SNAP.

    • BeeKaaay

      Leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty. To them, children do not deserve to die by school shootings. That was not painful enough. Their preferred method of killing children is to rip them limb from limb.

      • $30158943

        Except they are not children they are fetuses, however, when born they will be shot and denied health care by the tea baggers.

        • leftwingthom

          “Republicans love you from the bottom of their hearts right up until the moment you’re born”- my Dad.

    • lainer51

      Dream on!!!!!!!!!!

    • bonnieblue2A

      Fail.

  • nc

    More documentation to put on the MSM’s “permanent record” of shame.

  • https://twitter.com/davidjkramer DavidKramer

    The media and the statists have become one……….what is that called when the government and corporation become indistinguishable from each other? Oh yeah, fascism. Welcome to the USFA.

  • Lord Foggybottom

    Only 45 million more to go and the left ties Lenin/Stalin/Mao’s record. And they’re very proud of themselves because of it.

    • BeeKaaay

      Actually, if you count WORLDWIDE figures, the number is 1 billion since 1973.

      Lenin/Stalin/Mao/Hitler are all wimps by comparison.

  • wwbdinct

    So where is Diakenon? The one who said there was only10 people there. The one who wanted PROOF there was more than 10. Heh.

    • $21367552

      I was referring to the “pro gay pro life” group you illiterate ninny.

      • wwbdinct

        No you weren’t moron.

        • Sons Thunder

          diakonon was clearly pointing out the Pro-Gay/Pro-Life photo accompanying the story had 9 people in it. The comment was made about that group, not the rally.

      • wwbdinct

        No you weren’t moron.

    • lainer51

      maybe getting revved up for the spring revival of “Occupy” – more rapes, muggings, thievery and FUN…. can’t wait!!

  • BeeKaaay

    The 40 year leftwingwacko media blackout continues.

    Leftwingwackos are bloodthirsty, and no matter how many people are against their bloodthirst, they will never put it in their newspapers or news stories.

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    Start calling the #StateRunMedia and eventually you will get their attention!

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    Start calling the #StateRunMedia and eventually you will get their attention!

  • lainer51

    Why the discrepancy about the number of attendees… let’s just take Billary’s take on specifics… “what difference does it make?”

  • leftwingthom

    You guys are funny. Accuse Obama of trying to take your guns, but telling women what to do with their bodies is OK. Just admit it, you don’t believe in small government.

  • leftwingthom

    Don’t worry guys, if you insist, i’ve got a compromise on the whole abortion thing. We’ll only make it legal for reigstered Republicans, maybe that way there will be fewer of you.

  • notenoughtime

    The same group that ignored the march will be on hand today to cover the protest for gun control. While promoting that saving our children is the number 1 issue, they ignored the elimination of 55M humans lives without blinking an eye. Hypocrites on display!

  • bonnieblue2A

    As though it is not bad enough that Obamacare forces taxpayers to fund abortions and abortifactants; the Obama administration is also sending our tax dollars to China for the specific purpose of funding not only the abortions there but the enforcement of 1-child policies (read kill babies already born).

    What happened to #ifitsavesonelife Obama? Why aren’t the lives of the unborn in the USA and the recently born in China counted? These lives are ones legislation can directly save; unlike the atempt to disarm law abiding gun owners. #StateRunMedia.

  • bonnieblue2A

    As though it is not bad enough that Obamacare forces taxpayers to fund abortions and abortifactants; the Obama administration is also sending our tax dollars to China for the specific purpose of funding not only the abortions there but the enforcement of 1-child policies (read kill babies already born).

    What happened to #ifitsavesonelife Obama? Why aren’t the lives of the unborn in the USA and the recently born in China counted? These lives are ones legislation can directly save; unlike the atempt to disarm law abiding gun owners. #StateRunMedia.

  • http://www.stblogustine.blogspot.com Matt Cassens

    Got March For Life pics here —->
    http://www.stblogustine.blogspot.com/2013/01/40th-annua-march-for-life-pictures-and.html
    including a good crowd shot