Young people hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 22.

CNS PHOTO | LESLIE KOSSOFF

Young people hold signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 22.

February 3, 2014

Despite single-digit temperatures, thousands descended on Washington Jan. 22 to declare their opposition to abortion.

Most of the red noses and chapped lips belonged to faces under 25.

“We are the pro-life generation,” read signs carried by the marchers.

March for Life President Jeanne Monahan echoed that opinion.

In her opening remarks, Monahan thanked millennials for understanding the devastation caused by abortion “more than any group.”

Schools across the nation had shipped busloads of students, many of whom wore bright-coloured sweatshirts and scarves for easy identification.

Many teens also sported stickers reading “Worth Waiting For.”