by Steven Ertelt
January 24, 2005
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — Abortion advocates came to town, too, on Monday to oppose the hundreds of thousands of pro-life participants in the annual March for Life.
Nancy Keenan, the newly-minted president of NARAL led the protestors and told them that the freedom President Bush discussed in his inaugural speech should also include the right to have an abortion.
Keenan warned that if Bush tries to "pack the Supreme Court with out-of-touch far-right judges who want to take away our rights, he’s going to hear from that pro-choice majority loud and clear."
In past years, NARAL and other abortion advocacy groups tried to rally as many supporters as possible for a counter march to offset the March for Life.
After holding their own pro-abortion rally in April, with numbers less than expected by march organizers, NARAL opted for a letter-writing campaign this year to place more pressure on the president.
Rosalyn Levy Jonas attended the counter protest and said she backs Roe v. Wade because it "recognized a woman’s constitutional right to control and decide the most intimate aspects of her life."