Hundreds of thousands and some estimates put the number of participants at a half-million –converged on the nation’s capital, Washington, DC on Thursday, to participate in the annual March for Life, held each year on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that made procured abortion legal in all fifty states.
The only network that offered coverage was CBS, which dedicated 15 seconds to the March in the context of highlighting moderate Republican opposition to the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Meanwhile, NBC , ABC, and Spanish-language networks Univision and Telemundo, completely ignored the March. The networks did, however, find time to cover "DeflateGate," sidecar dogs in America, and Prince Andrew’s sex scandal.
John -Henry Weston, co-founder of LifeSiteNews.com said, "If 200,000 people showed up in Washington to protest in favor of almost any other cause, it would be considered national news by nearly every newspaper or network. The decision to ignore America's biggest march yet again shows that U.S. mainstream media, including the Big Three networks, has no interest in reporting on anything that might harm its agenda -- and nothing undercuts that agenda more than hundreds of thousands of mostly young people coming to D.C. to support life."