Teresa Polk reports on the pro-family demonstration in Madrid that had a crowd of perhaps 2 million people.
As is usual in the media this is described as tens of thousands of people, though even the NYT mentioned an estimate of 1.5 million people.
The protest was organized in response to new Spanish laws recognizing homosexual unions and making divorce more readily available and included speeches on pro-life.
Interestingly Pope Benedict XVI spoke via a video screen to the people at the demonstration.
“Founded in the indissoluble union between man and woman, it is the place in which human life is sheltered and protected from its beginning until its natural end,” Pope Benedict said.
I was glad to find that the above picture was not the Pope’s speech to the Lilliputians.
Deal Hudson wonders if pro-life leaders here in the United States have ever asked the Pope to do the same thing for the March of Life? That would be great if he did since surely the March of Life contains a lot of Catholics and other churches and groups surely recognize the role the Pope’s have played in the pro-life cause.