Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.
So far, I have 60,000 pro-lifers rallying, state by state:
In Anchorage, 100 people participated in a prayer service.
In Little Rock, 6,000 attended a March for Life.
In San Francisco, 32,000 people participated in The West Coast Walk for Life. In Redding, volunteers planted 3,000 crosses, Lifesite reports.
In Denver, 400 people rallied at the state capital.
In St. Augustine, 1,000 gathered to hammer 4,000 crosses into the ground, reports Lifesite. In Jacksonville, 500 people rallied.
In Atlanta, 5,000 people rallied.
In Chicago, more than 100 people met for Mass and a march.
In Lexington,100 people gathered for the third annual Vigil for Life, reports Lifesite.
In Augusta, 300 protesters formed a ring around the state capitol.
In Ann Arbor, 500 people attended a pro-life summit. In Lansing, 200-300 rallied at the state capital. 57 events were held in the state; at least 12 buses were sent to the march in D.C.
In Billings, 200 rallied, reports Lifesite.
In Raleigh, a rally drew 1,000.
In Cleveland, 200 attended the city’s first March for Life.
In Portland, 7,000 gathered for a rally.
In Nashville, 1,200 people attended the Rally for Life.
In Dallas, 5,000 rallied, according to The Dallas Morning News. In Austin, 2,500 people rallied for life.
Numbers provided to the Register by rally
organizers, except where noted.