UPDATE (10:49 a.m.)—On the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, thousands of marched and held a special program in Washington, D.C.
Described as a "religious pep rally," the Monday event showcased a growing number of young people who identify as antiabortion, The Washington Post reported.
of Perry Hall, joined by her children, was among the demonstrators.
"My children and I went there and were forever changed. We prayed that this law that has hurt so many would be changed," Palmateer wrote in an email to Patch.
"As we marched through the streets of Washington in a beautiful peaceful march, our hopes were lifted that one day we will see an end to abortion," she wrote.
A group of abortion rights activists also demonstrated during the march, according to The Washington Post.
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Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that the march was hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington. The march was organized by March for Life, a nonprofit organization, while a related youth rally was hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington.