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WASHINGTON D.C. (KSDK) – Subzero wind chills didn't stop thousands from attending the March for Life, which protests the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion Wednesday.

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It was the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision. The annual march and rally began at noon on the National Mall, and wound to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court.

Among the marchers were about 1,600 Catholic teens from parishes and schools in the St. Louis Archdiocese.

"Personally, I feel very strongly about this because I am adopted and I know, well, I don't know the struggles that my birth mom could have gone through, but I know that there were struggles," Vianney High School Junior Andrew Kurt said. "And I just couldn't be happier that she chose life over death, and I'm just so happy with the decision that she made."

The teens also attended mass and heard from Archbishop Robert Carlson. They return to St. Louis Wednesday night.