WASHINGTON D.C. –– On the eve of the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, pro-life supporters gathered at the nation's capital to March for Life. One of the voices in the crowd was Rev. Bala Anthony Govindu, of the St. Charles Parish in Eden.
Father Bala joined thousands of supporters from across the country to make their voices heard. Father Bala was part of a group of Texans who traveled from Fort Worth fort this event. Walking in freezing temperatures, American's of all ages came together for what is considered the largest anti-abortion protest in the country.
"People want Roe v. Wade to be overturned," said Father Bala."We pray that will happen soon. There are lots of people across the United States marching for life and a lot of support from various groups to end abortion."
In addition to the march, on Thursday Father Bala participated in a vigil mass where hundreds gathered.
"Life is from God and nobody has the right to take the life of a defenseless baby," said Father Bala. "We have to defend the life of the defenseless, especially the unborn. It is the devil who came to steal, kill, and destroy. It is Christ who came to bring life. If we are for Christ, if we are Christians, then for sure we are for life."
WATCH as Father Bala makes his way through the Washington Mall on Friday.