‘Alive from New York’: Rally for life draws large crowd to Times Square

Alabama Baptists were among one of the largest ever pro-life events on May 4. The event took place in the heart of New York City’s Times Square.

Estimates of 20,000 people gathered for “Alive from New York,” a Focus on the Family event to celebrate the sanctity of human life in response to New York state’s new abortion law that allows abortion of viable babies right up until the moment of birth.

The crowd heard speeches from special guests and abortion survivors and viewed a live 4D ultrasound presented on the massive digital screens overlooking Times Square and live-streamed by Focus on the Family.

Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood director whose story was told in the pro-life film “Unplanned” amplified her unborn baby’s heartbeat for everyone to hear as she underwent the 4D ultrasound.

The event highlighted human development in the womb and encouraged advocacy for women facing unplanned pregnancies and the preborn. (BP)