On Friday, the March For Life will celebrate its 50th year and it will be first since the fall of Roe v. Wade. Hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans will travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual rally, which began as a protest against the infamous U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Things have come full circle now, as the march celebrate a new Supreme Court ruling and will instead march to the U.S. Capitol. But Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life, said this year’s theme “Next Steps: Marching into a Post-Roe America,” reminds that pro-life advocates still have work to be done to save unborn babies.
“With Roe now behind us, we are empowered to save countless innocent American lives by continuing to advocate for commonsense protections at the state and federal level, educating Americans on the intrinsic dignity of all human life,” Mancini said. “This year will be a somber reminder of the millions of lives lost to abortion in the past 50 years, but also a celebration of how far we have come and where we as a movement need to focus our effort as we enter this new era in our quest to protect life.”
14 states have laws in place that protect unborn babies from abortion, and more are trying to do the same. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch was a leader in the historic Dobbs case and will be a keynote speaker at the march. Other notable speakers will include Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse; Sister Mary Casey of the Sisters of Life; Dr. Christina Francis, CEO-elect of the American Association of Pro-Life OB-GYNs; and Gina Tomes, program director of the Bethlehem House maternity home.
Actor Jonathan Roumie, best known for his award-winning role as “Jesus” in “The Chosen” and Pro-Football Hall of Famer Coach Tony Dungy also will speak. Notable members of Congress who speak at the march include U.S. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise; U.S. Rep. Chris Smith and Connecticut state Rep. Treneé McGhee, a pro-life Democrat.
According to Life News:
The march will begin at noon Friday with a rally at the National Mall, followed by a march around the Capitol to the U.S. Supreme Court building. A pre-rally concert with We Are Messengers will start at 11 a.m.
Those who cannot attend in person but want to participate online can visit the March for Life Youtube channel for a life-stream of the event.