Jordan St. Cyr is touring through the U.S. with Anne Wilson, but he may have already played in front of one of his largest crowds.
St. Cyr kicked off the pro-life protest, March For Life, in Washington, D.C. on Friday. The march is held annually around the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973. The decision ruled that the U.S. Constitution protected a pregnant women's right to choose an abortion without excessive government restriction.
"We've been through a lot the last couple years," St. Cyr says to the crowd between songs, "and God's been teaching us a lot, hasn't He? He's shown us a lot of new things but it doesn't mean our souls do not grow weary in some ways. But our hope will always remain in this life in Christ, and the hope of the next life and the home He's gone to prepare for us."
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The Catholic News Agency reports that approximately 150,000 people paraded past a time-lapse camera set up by pro-life group Students for Life.
Almost 50 years after the historic decision the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether Roe v. Wade should be overturned. That comes from a case called Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, in the state of Mississippi based on a local law that attempts to ban abortion at 15 weeks.
A CNN poll of 1,000 adults from the U.S. in early January found 30 per cent of respondents wanted to see Roe v. Wade overturned, while 69 per cent opposed overturning it. CNN says those results are consistent with other national surveys made last autumn.