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Protesters take to Washington for 49th annual March for Life protest

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Thousands of protesters gathered in Washington, D.C for the 49th annual March for Life protest.

The protest occurred a day before the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973.

Protesters took to the White House in hopes to overturn the decision to allow women to have an abortion:

“We are hoping and praying that this year, 2022, will bring us historic change for life,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said.

Pro-life protesters have their sights set on the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the ruling, however, a CNN poll recently found that  69% of Americans do not want to see Roe v. Wade completely overturned.

If the law is overturned, 59% of Americans say they would like to see abortion protections passed on a state level.

During a briefing on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also reaffirmed the White House’s commitment to protecting women’s rights.

Psaki also noted that they are also working with Congress to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.