By Tom Quiner
If a few dozen Occupy Wall Street types gather to rage against the “1%”, the media will be there.
They will listen closely. They will write approving stories and spread them through the widespread outlets of the Mainstream Media (MSM).
This is news.
On the other hand, if a third of a million folks gather to march in the name of Life, the MSM yawns. If they even cover the event, it is token.
Their stories are not approving. They are perfunctory at best. When they write, they tend to be very short and they always, ALWAYS, underestimate the size of the crowds in order to downplay the widespread revulsion for abortion-on-demand policies that were born with Roe v Wade 39 years ago today.
NBC’s website had a headline this morning that said “Thousands expected to march” when in fact, the numbers of have been in the hundreds of thousands for over a decade.
The pro-life movement is growing. Gallup polls confirm the growing national concern for the killing of the preborn.
One of the quirks of social issues in our times is that as the young are becoming more tolerant of the idea of same-sex marriage, they are becoming less tolerant of abortion.
The movement has become so big that there is even a sprawling West Coast March for Life in the nation’s most liberal city, San Francisco. About the only place you can watch this inspiring support for the dignity of human life is on EWTN, the global Catholic network.
Watch the video above for a one minute recap of last year’s March.
Our prayers are with the marchers today.