Thousands of pro-life supporters were in Washington, D.C., over the weekend to participate in both protests and mourning to mark the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade -- the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
The highlight of the weekend's events were the Second Annual Life Prize Awards. The awards recognize individuals who have made outstanding strides in preserving and upholding the sanctity of human life.
This year's recipients included the Terri Schiavo Life and Hope Network, Douglas Johnson of the National Right to Life Committee and Dr. Alveda King, niece of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The honorees said they were encouraged by the progress of the pro-life movement, but admitted there's a lot more work to be done before abortion is abolished in America.
"We have a Supreme Court that's upheld some pro-life legislation, when back in the 70s and 80s they were striking things down left and right," Johnson said. "So we can see the prospect for great gains but the next two years are critical. The next presidential election is critical."
Kristan Hawkins, executive director of Students for Life, discussed the progress that the pro-life movement has made in America and the challenges that are still ahead, on CBN News Channel Morning program, Jan. 24. Click play to watch.