On May 4, Focus on the Family sponsored the largest pro-life gathering in Times Square history. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. , spoke of seeing the ultrasound of one of her babies and realizing her uncle was right: “There can be justice for no one unless there is justice for everyone!” Benjamin Watson, tight end for the New England Patriots urged men to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their women and babies. He said we will hold our country to the fire because it is founded on a constitutional right to life.
Abortion survivors’ answer to New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo:
New York Governor Cuomo is apparently one of those politicians who believes there is no need for legislation protecting the lives of babies that survive abortion “because babies never survive abortion.” To these people, three abortion survivors–Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley and Claire Culwell–stood before the massive audience and each gave described their traumatic survival to prove, “We’re here!”*
Jim Daly, head of Focus on the Family and Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life also spoke. Popular Christians singers Francesca Battistelli and Phil King provided the music.
Youngest celebrity ever: Abby Johnson’s unborn son (third trimester) live on ultrasound in Times Square:
Highlight of the May 4 rally was the live 4D ultrasound of a pre-born life on massive digital screens. The baby was the third-trimester son of Abby Johnson, author of the book “Unplanned,” now a movie sweeping the world. Abby had directed a Planned Parenthood clinic for 8 years when she saw an ultrasound of a live baby as it was dismembered and sucked from its mother’s womb.
The horror of that experience forever changed her position on abortion. Abby’s 8th child, safe in her womb, was alive and alert, his face with eyes, nose, pouting lips, his hands, feet, fingers, toes fully formed and clearly delineated as he squirmed. When his heartbeat pounded through the streets of New York City., the crowd was stunned to an awed silence–then erupted in cheers.