15 Creative Signs That Made the March for Life Stand Out
On Friday, hundreds of thousands of Americans marched to the U.S. Supreme Court in protest of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion in 1973. The 45th annual March for Life drew crowds from across the country and inspired some fascinating signs.
Here are 15 memorable signs from the march:
1. The crowd itself
The most important sign at the March for Life was the size and diversity of the crowd. This year, hundreds of thousands came from states across America. Indeed, a new poll from Marist and the Knights of Columbus (KoC) showed that most Americans support major restrictions on abortion, in keeping with the spirit of the March for Life.
2. The banner
While it may seem prosaic to point this out, the banner actually says a great deal about the protest. The men and women (and children) who took to the streets on Friday were not marching — as The Washington Post put it — for "antiabortion." They were marching for life. In this particular case, the march focuses on the lives of unborn babies. Many marchers chanted, "We love babies, yes we do! We love babies, how about you?" While the march did oppose abortion, its focus was life, not abortion.
3. Life trumps fear
An enterprising group designed a banner subverting the liberal anti-Trump slogan "Love Trumps Hate." The message, "Life Trumps Fear," suggested that the value of an unborn baby's life is more important than a mother's fear in a crisis pregnancy — a powerful message.
4. Make unborn babies great again!
"Life Trumps Fear" wasn't the only political slogan pro-lifers employed into a witty message. These signs co-opting Donald Trump's famous slogan, "Make America Great Again," also mimicked the style of Trump's posters.
5. Pro-life is pro-woman
Pro-abortion activists often argue that abortion empowers women. They claim that abortion enables mothers in a crisis pregnancy to have another option — to bail on the life of their unborn children. To this, the group Save the Storks printed signs reading, "Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman."
McKahl English, a high school student from Bloomington, Ill., explained the sign to PJ Media. "Even if you abort, that affects you for a long time. You have to take care of yourself. You never meet anybody that regrets having a kid but you meet a lot who regret having an abortion," English said. Her remarks suggested that becoming a mother is more fulfilling than opting for abortion, and that abortion does not represent the freedom many Leftists claim it does.