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Thousands fill Times Square for live ultrasound

The live ultrasound was seen by thousands as Focus on the Family presented what had been billed as the largest pro-life event ever held in New York City’s Times Square.

As Metro Voice reported, earlier this week three companies denied Focus on the Family’s request to lease space on the jumbotrons in Times Square.

“It’s a confirmation of what we’ve long known. There are many people who don’t want the world to see these images of pre-born life because the abortion industry is predicated on a lie — namely that a baby is just a blob of tissue inside the womb. It’s not. It’s a baby,” Jim Daly, the ministry’s president wrote on his online blog.

“In response to this flat-out discrimination, we’ve decided to bring in our own digital billboards,” he continued. “In other words, the show will go on!”

The move was launched in response to New York state’s radical new abortion law that allows abortion of viable babies right up until the moment of birth.

Thousands of people showed up to witness the event, which featured live music and inspirational speeches from special guests, as well as abortion survivors. The highlight of the event was a live 4D ultrasound presented on massive digital screens in Times Square.

Speakers for the event included: Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director whose story became the movie “Unplanned”;  Alveda King, Civil Rights activist and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.;  Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York; Phil Stacey, musician and American Idol finalist; Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family; Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life; Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List; and Carter Conlon, senior pastor of the Times Square Church.

You can watch an archived version of the live-streamed event here.