To the Editor:

The Women’s March in January this year and last got a lot of media coverage and supposedly included all women. There was a group of women not included, at least that we know of for sure in the January 2017 March for Women in D.C. and Vegas. It is probably the same this year in 2018 from listening to what their agenda is. Groups of Pro Life Women were turned down for the official Women’s March in D.C. and Vegas when they applied to be in the march of January 2017. The Women’s March was reported as having marches in cities in the U.S. and elsewhere.

You can argue rights for everyone, but the purpose here is to learn about some numbers you hear very little about, a movement for women, men and families. The prolife marches in January each year across the world include a lot of folks and focus on the rights of the most defenseless of all society, the unborn.

In Washington, the Jan 22nd Prolife March has consistently seen crowds of 300,000 since it started in 1974. In 1987, it really took off to larger crowds. In 2013, 650,000 attended and they think 2018 had record numbers. The Jan. 22nd march in Washington continues as the movement’s leading event and is growing in other cities all over the world. Below are just some of the statistics for the Jan. 22nd march in 2017 in the U.S. and around the world. I can’t wait to see the 2018 stats when they come out.

Denver 5,000; San Francisco 50,000; Los Angeles 20,000 to 30,000. There were 43 large cities across the USA in all but four states that had marches in January.

In addition: Visayes, Philippines 5,000; Mexico City 13,000; Poland 200,000 across the nation; Dublin 80,000-plus; Prague 5,000; Rome 20,000; Madrid and nationwide 100,000; Berlin 7,500; Amsterdam 15,000; Romania 110,000; Nigeria numbers not officially stated but reported into the thousands as well as in Uganda; Peru 100,000; Paris 50,000 where there was government pressure not to let it happen.

There is so much more. but I hope you get the point that this movement is not small and is global.

Just thought you might like to know about this, since there has been very little reported on it.

— Ben Kelly

Madison