More than 350 people from York County will hop on a bus Wednesday morning for a trip to Washington D.C., where they'll participate in an anti-abortion rally that draws thousands to the capital each year.

About 20 seats remain on eight buses leaving from different corners of the county, said Matthew Jordan, president of York County Pro Life.

Local interest in the annual March for Life is increasing, Jordan said.

"I think visibility breeds credibility. I think the people are responding to that," he said.

Not long ago, the group set up booths at events like the York Fair and Women's Show but struggled to connect with people, Jordan said.

"Now some people call ahead to find out if we have petitions to be signed," he said. "The message is getting out there."

The March for Life will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the National Mall. Wednesday will mark 41 years since the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in 1973.

Buses will leave from York Haven, Hanover, East York and New Freedom between 7:30 and 9 a.m., Jordan said.

The cost to hitch a ride depends on the bus. Some are accepting donations, while others are charging $25.

The buses will return to York County on Wednesday evening, Jordan said.

Anyone interested in joining the trip to Washington D.C. can call Jordan at (717) 755-2147 to make arrangements.


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