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Good News for the March for Life, Bad News for the Women’s March

Anti-abortion stance gains support as Friday's event begins — and ahead of Saturday's competing event

With “Unique from Day One” as this year’s theme, the 46th annual March for Life on Friday, January 18, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is expected to draw legions of pro-life supporters from all across the country.

And if local partner marches are any indication, the Friday event — the largest humanitarian gathering in the world — will be hugely successful, despite little or no coverage at all from the mainstream media.

Earlier this week, a related pro-life event in the Windy City drew more than 8,000 pro-life advocates with signs that read, “Make babies great again,” “Love them both,” and “Save the baby humans,” according to Dawn Fitzpatrick, president of the March for Life Chicago 2019, in statement to the media.

Related: Pro-Life Panel Sheds Light on the Women’s Movement

In a unique show of bipartisan support, Illinois state lawmakers Dan Lipinski (D-Western Springs) and Darin LaHood (R-Peoria) took the stage together at that event, urging the crowd gathered in Chicago to continue advocating for life, according to Fitzpatrick.

“There is nothing more important than protecting life,” Lipinski said at the rally. “Science shows us life begins at conception. We’ll keep working and fighting until there are no more abortions,” he promised.

Despite the abortion industry’s relentless advocacy and support for on-demand abortion, most Americans favor restrictions on the barbaric procedure; more than 60 million souls nationwide have been terminated since the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973.

Today, three in four Americans say abortion should be limited to — at most — the first three months of pregnancy, according to a new Marist poll.

This includes most of those who identify as Republican (92 percent), independent (78 percent) and Democrat (60 percent).

The poll also included more than six in 10 folks who identify as pro-choice.

Equally important is that a majority of Americans oppose any taxpayer funding of abortion, by a double-digit margin of 54 percent to 39 percent, the same Marist poll found.

“We know that Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby [are] targeting young people, but this is the pro-life generation,” declared Student for Life President Kristan Hawkins in a press release recently.

“In fact, a recent poll commissioned by our Institute for Pro-Life Advancement found that only 7 percent of millennials agree with the extreme abortion agenda of the Democratic Party,” noted Hawkins.

What’s more, 41 percent of millennials, the country’s largest voting block, say they want Roe v. Wade to be overturned, while  70 percent favor restrictions, including parental notification, the blocking of abortions at five months of pregnancy, and the ending of government funding for it.

Based in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Students for Life of America is the nation’s largest student pro-life organization, with more than 1,220 groups on high school and college campuses.

This Saturday — just a day after the March for Life — Students for Life will host its 2019 National Conference. That’s the same day, of course, as the beleaguered Women’s March, which appears to be imploding, is set to occur.

“The radicalism of the movement and controversial views of its leadership are bringing it down,” according to an article in The Federalist on Thursday.

Earlier this week, the Democratic National Committee dropped its partnership with the Women’s March after co-presidents Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland refused to repudiate Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for his anti-Semitic remarks when they appeared on “The View.”

“Science is behind the pro-life movement,” said Jeanne Mancini, March for Life president. “We see that medical and technological advancements always affirm the pro-life movement.”

Marking two years of resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency, The Women’s March has also faced numerous cancellations from partner marches nationwide amid charges of anti-Semitism and calls for national leaders to resign.

The Women’s March apparently does not reflect the values of mainstream America.

“Science is behind the pro-life movement,” said Jeanne Mancini, the March for Life president, on the group’s website. “We see that medical and technological advancements always affirm the pro-life movement.”

For example, “DNA is present at fertilization and no fingerprint on earth, past, present, or future, is the same. We know, too, [that] a baby’s heart beats at just six weeks and we can distinctly observe it ourselves with ultrasound technology.”

She added, “As science progresses, we see clearly that every life is unique from day one in the womb.”

Elizabeth Economou is a former CNBC staff writer and adjunct professor. Follow her on Twitter