This is the march the media don’t want you to see.
The March for Life is by far the largest annual rally in Washington, D.C., but each year, it’s met with a near-black-out from major media. Last year, in a new campaign to condemn the media's silence on abortion, the Media Research Center invited marchers from across the country to send in video footage for a short documentary of what the march is really like.
The result is this documentary – a compilation of footage from the 2014 March for Life, the story the media refuse to report.
Last year, the broadcast networks devoted 46 seconds to the hundreds of thousands marching in freezing temperatures at the Washington, D.C. march to protest and commemorate the 55 million babies killed since 1973’s Roe v. Wade decision.
To put that in perspective, the networks covered the National Zoo's baby panda cub six times more than that – and the Climate March four-and-a-half times more than that.
In 2013, the networks spent a 17 seconds on the March for Life (in comparison, they spent 521 times more on the Manti Te’o football scandal). When ABC, NBC or CBS do cover the march, they ironically refuse to use the word "life."
The MRC wants to thank the many individuals and prolife organizations who braved the elements to bring us these videos. Special thanks to Kate Bryan for her help and advice in making this happen.
For more footage of the massive crowds at last year’s March for Life, watch MRC Culture's footage here.