Stamford church sends 50 to Right to Life March
About 50 Stamford residents were numbered among the activists in Washington, D.C. who crowded to hear Vice President Mike Pence speak Friday at the 44th annual Right to Life March.
The anti-abortion march gained momentum this year as newly inaugurated President Donald Trump has promised to appoint an abortion opponent to the Supreme Court.
About 50 Basilica of St. John the Evangelist parishioners made the trip, according to Monsignor Stephen DiGiovanni. Church members who did not attend offered their support during a noon prayer service.
Trump did not deliver remarks at the rally, but did tweet out his support for the marchers.
The event comes a week after the rival Women's March on Washington in support of women's right to choose.