Thousands Celebrate Life in Times Square With Live Ultrasounds Showing Humanity of Unborn Babies

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   May 6, 2019   |   1:41PM   |   Washington, DC

Thousands of pro-life advocates gathered Saturday in Times Square to serve as witnesses to the value of every human life.

Kentucky Today estimated 20,000 people attended “Alive from New York,” an event hosted by Focus on the Family to push back against the radical new pro-abortion law in the state.

Pro-life advocate Abby Johnson and her unborn baby headlined the event with a live, 4D ultrasound. The crowd watched Johnson’s unborn baby yawn and heard his/her heartbeat as it was projected on a big screen.

“This is a baby. This right here is a baby,” Johnson told the crowd. “We will see a day when abortion in this country is unthinkable.”

Through the event, the pro-life organization hoped to inspire people to defend life against the growingpush for late-term abortions. In January, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law allowing unborn babies to be aborted for basically any reason up to birth and recognizing abortion as a “fundamental human right.”

The positive, life-affirming ultrasound display will help people realize that every baby deserves to be protected under the law, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly said.

“Our hope is that people walking into Times Square on Saturday will look up to the screens and lift-up in prayer every abortion-minded woman,” he told Fox News prior to the event.

Among the guest speakers on Saturday was former NFL player Ben Watson. He encouraged men not to be silent in the fight to protect unborn babies and mothers from abortion, Christian Today reports.

“As families across our country are being destroyed and as lives are being extinguished, we must expose the lies that are being told. We must peel back those layers of deceit,” Watson said.

“The relationship you have with the mother, the relationship you have talking to that child en utero. Fatherhood begins in the womb,” he continued.

Other speakers included abortion survivors Claire Culwell, Melissa Ohden and Josiah Presley – each living examples of why abortion is wrong.

“We’re not imaginary,” Ohden said. “I’ve been hearing that a lot lately. That abortion survivors don’t exist.”

Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York also sent a video message to the crowd. According to the report, he could not be there in person because he was traveling overseas.

“You all are living witnesses that every life matters,” Dolan said. “Your life matters. The lives of the unborn, the elderly, the immigrant, the disabled. They matter.”

Grammy-award winning singer Francesca Battistelli also performed.