Roe has fallen, but the march for life continues.

Today, thousands of pro-life Americans met in Washington, DC, for the 50th March for Life, not only to protest the mass murder of the unborn but also to celebrate the downfall of Roe v. Wade. Since Dobbs v. Jackson rescinded the infamous court case last summer, at least 13 states have almost completely banned the detestable practice of abortion.

Despite this great victory, the fight for the rights of the unborn in America has only just begun. The pro-life movement, in the words of one attendee, has “fresh resolve.”

“Even with the wonderful blessing of Roe v. Wade being overturned, which allows more freedom at the state level to enact pro-life laws, the necessary work to build a culture of life in the United States of America is not finished,” organizers explained. “Rather, it is focused differently. Sadly, the number of abortions annually is still well over 900,000 each year, and that number is expected to decrease only by roughly 200,000 each year in a post-Roe America.”

“We will continue to march until abortion is unthinkable,” declared the president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, Jeanne Mancini

“God is real,” proclaimed Jonathan Roumie, the actor who plays Jesus in the hit TV series “The Chosen,” to event attendees. “History has been made. Life has triumphed in an extraordinary way. And the light of the world, who is Jesus Christ, the author of life–His light has burned so very brightly within each and every one of you… compelling you forward… to stand together today and fight the noblest and worthiest cause possible,” he encouraged his listeners.

Watch the rest of Roumie’s stirring speech below.

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This year’s March for Life serves as a wonderful reminder that in a post-Roe nation, We the People now have more power to enact pro-life legislation than ever before.

Several states testify that abortions have decreased dramatically in the absence of Roe. In Texas, for example, abortions have reportedly plummeted by as much as 99 percent. Nationwide, 66 clinics stopped offering abortions within 100 days of Roe’s undoing; dozens closed their doors.

Unfortunately, abortion is not yet unthinkable in America. But while polling suggests a majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal, the pro-life cause is unquestionably heading in the right direction.

As Roumie urged the 2023 March for Life, now is the time to “rewire the attitudes of society’s collective consciousness, steering it back toward the preservation and value of life.”

In a nation built on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, we cannot abandon the unborn. And we will not rest until the freedoms we enjoy in this country are granted to every American–even those who have not yet been born.

Jakob Fay is a staff writer for the Convention of States Project, a project of Citizens for Self-Governance.