Today I’d like to briefly follow up Katie Hinderer’s Tiger Print blog post on yesterday’s march for life in Washington DC.  It seems as if the march was another success with hundreds of thousands of marchers marking the 39th anniversary of the Roe v Wade decision.  To give you some idea of the size of this event, have a look at this time lapse video from last year’s march:

For more photos of this year’s march, see here.

What amazes me is the absolute lack of coverage about this annual event in the media that most people watch. If it wasn’t for my practice of visiting blogs, I would have had no idea about this march from either the TV or print media here in New Zealand.  It seems that similar media myopia is affecting the major overseas UK, Australian and US news outlets, either that or they are hiding their stories well!  Imagine if there was a tenth of that number of people protesting in Washington DC about anything else? Or imagine if one hundredth of that number had decided to, I don’t know, camp out in one of the city’s public parks and refuse to leave because they were annoyed about hte unfairness of the world? Do you think that we would have heard something about that then?

This media blackout is the reason that I’m deviating slightly from the demography theme in today’s blog (only slightly of course, how many tens of millions of abortions since Roe v Wade would have had some impact on US demography!) Well done to all the marchers for getting out there and providing a different example to the prevailing culture. 

Marcus Roberts is a Senior Researcher at the Maxim Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, and was co-editor of the former MercatorNet blog, Demography is Destiny. Marcus has a background in the law, both...