Pope Francis Tweets Support for March for Life

Says He Joins the Roe v Wade Protest With Prayer

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The thousands of marchers braving the cold in Washington, D.C, today got a special affirmation of support from Rome. Pope Francis tweeted: "I join the March for Life in Washington with my prayers. May God help us respect all life, especially the most vulnerable."

The Pope's Twitter account has some 3.6 million followers and he tweets in nine languages.

The annual March for Life in Washington marks the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States. This year is the 41st anniversary of that decision.

According to Gallup pollling, the US population is progressively declaring itself more and more pro-life.