The debate over a woman's right to choose played out on the streets of Washington D.C. Friday as tens of thousands took part in the "March for Life" while others voiced their pro-choice views.
A big crowd congregating at the National Mall and the largest registered group was the University of Notre Dame Right to Life club. The student group was selected to lead the march this year.
"it was amazing to be in D.C.," said Notre Dame senior Stephen Wandor. "I was able to be a member of the group of students leading the march and it is really such a great honor."
Several bus-loads of students making the trip out to D.C. to take part. They held the official banner and kicked off the march. More than 600 students, faculty and staff from the university attended.
Many others making the trip from all over the county. Politicians taking to the podium to share their own pro-life stances.
"We feel it is important to both come to the march and stand up for the rights of the unborn on a human dignity standpoint," Wandor said.
But, there were also pro-choice voices in the crowd saying that government leaders shouldn't politicize this personal issue.
"I think what is really disturbing is to see how much politicians are using women and women's healthcare as a political football," said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. "We've seen a record number of restrictions put on women, really eliminating women's ability to make their own personal medical decisions."