Throngs of anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall Friday Jan. 25, 2013 for a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. After speeches by new March for Life President Jeanne Monahan and political and religious leaders, they marched to the steps of the high court. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Throngs of anti-abortion activists gathered on the National Mall Friday Jan. 25, 2013 for a rally marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. After speeches by new March for Life President Jeanne Monahan and political and religious leaders, they marched to the steps of the high court. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks