The anti-abortion message is going viral as pro-lifers take to the Internet on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Jan. 22 marks the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to legalize abortion. Thousands of Americans are expected to attend the annual March for Life held every year in Washington, D.C., to stand against the ruling.
This year, however, thousands more will "march" online in the first-ever Virtual March for Life. The campaign allows users to create an avatar or virtual character of themselves and march virtually at the Capitol. So far, more than 45,000 have signed up. Click here to join the Virtual March for Life.
Several big names have also joined the pro-life avatar ranks, including former Govs. Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, Focus on the Family's James Dobson, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, Sen. Jim DeMint and several other politicians.
"The healthcare bill as currently written will unravel long-standing federal policy by allowing public funds to be used for abortion," said Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life Action-- the group behind the virtual march. "Because of the magnitude of this threat, this year's national March for Life will be the most important in history...we are encouraging everyone to click and be heard."
Aside from the online event, the Family Research Council will host a Blogs for Life conference for pro-life bloggers and social media activists.
U.S. Reps. Todd Akin and Jim Jordan will speak at the conference Friday. The event is to discuss the growing pro-life movement and strategies to get lawmakers on board.