January 23, 2012 ( – A cold rain greeted the tens of thousands of March for Life participants who gathered in Washington D.C. today, but that didn’t put a damper on their spirits.

In a video interview with, renowned pro-life veteran Joe Scheidler praised the “tenor” of the crowd. “It’s a rainy miserable day, and yet it hasn’t bothered anybody,” Scheidler said.

“The enthusiasm; the singing; the chanting; the bands. It’s true that we’re commemorating, but there is a sort of celebration too, because of so much that’s happening.”

“We’re going to defund Planned Parenthood. We’ve had over 96 bills passed in the various states in the past year.  And we’re going to have a conservative president when we get rid of Obameister.”

Scheidler also pointed to a change that has happened in the national discourse on abortion. “People don’t want to be called pro-abortion. It’s becoming a bad word,” he said.

See the full interview here.



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