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Pro-life support creates surprise


I was interested to read Wednesday's column by Juan Latasa and Chris Papineau ["Washington march supports pro-life," Jan. 31]. I was particularly interested by the startling attendance figures reported for the conference and the protest. It is indeed striking that some 75,000 people came and expressed their desire for legislation restricting abortion rights. When you consider the size of last November's pro-choice march in Washington (a mere 150,000 people attended), and the relative attendance of MIT students (a whopping eight people are mentioned as attending the pro-life events, while only about 300 participated in the pro-choice march), it becomes clear that the pro-life movement, both on campus and nationwide, has become an irresistible force: a veritable juggernaut of democratic righteousness.

I am glad to see things working out this way.

Bob Newman G->