<strong>By Dan Heyman<\/strong>\r\n<h1>The weekend\u2019s Women\u2019s March was bigger than organizers expected, and now West Virginia pro-choice advocates say they\u2019ll be relying on \u201cpeople power\u201d to protect choice in a difficult political environment.<\/h1>\r\nWith Republicans in control in the White House, Congress and the state Legislature, a new report from NARAL Pro-Choice America said women\u2019s reproductive rights are as tenuous as at any time since the Supreme Court\u2019s Roe v. Wade decision was first handed down.\r\n\r\nBut in Saturday\u2019s crowd of about 3,000 protesters - many more than were expected - Anduwyn Williams, director for reproductive health access at WV FREE, said they\u2019re hoping popular pressure can keep lawmakers focused on the state\u2019s serious economic problems.\r\n\r\n\u201cThere are a lot of people here today that really care about things like women\u2019s issues,\u201d Williams said. \u201cWe are hopeful that we will get some legislators to stand with us, that this legislative session will focus on things like jobs, things like finances - things that really matter to West Virginians.\u201d\r\n\r\nAnti-abortion groups have said they will be using their new political influence to push through what they describe as a long-standing moral position.\r\n\r\nNationally, about seven in ten Americans support legal abortion, according to NARAL President Ilyse Hogue. She said the strong anti-abortion positions of many in President Trump\u2019s administration could threaten those rights, but could also put the White House at odds with a majority of Americans.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis new administration actually could be the straw that breaks the camel\u2019s back,\u201d Hogue said. \u201cIf there is a silver lining, I think it\u2019s that so many Americans have woken up to the clear and present danger.\u201d\r\n\r\nOfficials at Planned Parenthood have said they expect a major push to end federal funds for their organization. Alisa Clements, director of public affairs with Planned Parenthood in West Virginia, called that a threat to the 2.5 million Americans who receive a variety of healthcare services, including reproductive care, there.\r\n\r\n\u201cWomen need it, and they\u2019re still going to look for access for it, regardless of what the administration does,\u201d Clements said. \u201cAnd we\u2019re going to fight to make sure that women and men in this state have access to healthcare. And that\u2019s never going to stop.\u201d\r\n\r\nClements said several allied groups, including Planned Parenthood, will put forward a \u201cpro-family\u201d agenda during the session, which will include healthcare proposals.