I wish you all could have been there. The March for Life gets so little media coverage, but it is perhaps one of the most powerful movements of our time in the United States. The youth rally at the Capital One Arena was crammed with 20,000 students. But that was only a small fraction of the hundreds of thousands of people who travelled from all over the country to march in the defense of human life. From the top of Constitution Ave., the March looked like a veritable sea of humanity chanting, singing, praying.

I wish you all could have been there. With the President showing up and giving a speech, it was historic and momentous. But it’s always seeing the hoards of enthusiastic youth that gives me hope. And the signs — they were a voice for the voiceless. Some were funny, others profound, still others courageous. Here are some of the awesome signs people were carrying:

Let’s continue to pray for the end to the heartbreaking slaughter of unborn children!

Republished from Mary Cooney's blog, Mercy for Marthas, where there are more of her photos.

Mary Cooney is a home-schooling mother of six who lives in Maryland. She blogs at Mercy For Marthas