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Thousands Pack NYC's Times Square for 'Alive from New York' to Witness Live 4D Ultrasound

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CBN News' Jenna Browder attended the "Alive from New York" event in Times Square.  Be sure to see her report Monday on The 700 Club. Check local listings.  

On Saturday, Focus on the Family presented what had been billed as the largest pro-life event ever held in New York City's Times Square.

The event called "Alive from New York" was designed to celebrate the sanctity of human life, marvel at the wonder of human development in the womb, and encourage advocacy for women facing unplanned pregnancies and the preborn.

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You can watch an archived version of the live-streamed event here.

As CBN News 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!"

CBN News' Jenna Browder will be at the event and will have a complete report Monday on The 700 Club. Check local listings.

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Steve Warren is a senior multimedia producer for CBN News. Warren has worked in the news departments of television stations and cable networks across the country. In addition, he also worked as a producer-director in television production and on-air promotion. A Civil War historian, he authored the book The Second Battle of Cabin Creek: Brilliant Victory. It was the companion book to the television documentary titled Last Raid at Cabin Creek currently streaming on Amazon Prime. He holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a B.A. in Communication from the University of