WASHINGTON - April 25 - America's pro-choice majority and international supporters marched over a million strong in the nation's capital today, protesting attacks on women's reproductive rights.
"We sent a message to Washington today: there is a war on choice in this country, but we're going to win this battle," said Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA).
"If this administration and Congress don't get the message after today, they are deaf to a growing wave of outrage," said Feldt.
PPFA was one of the primary sponsors of the march, mobilizing massive numbers to stand up for women's reproductive freedom.
Feldt spoke at the March along with a lineup including Julianne Moore, Hillary Clinton, Madeline Albright, Maxine Waters and many more. Among the celebrities who spoke, Helen Hunt, LisaGay Hamilton, Bradley Whitford and Whoopi Goldberg marched as well.
The March for Women's Lives was led by seven organizing groups: PPFA, the American Civil Liberties Union, Black Women's Health Imperative, Feminist Majority, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the National Organization for Women.
The march was attended by delegations and individuals from all over the world, representing nearly sixty countries, who came to Washington from as far as Denmark and Kenya for the march.
"Today was proof of a realignment -- reproductive rights are human rights, and threats to them will result in potent and widespread reaction," said Feldt.