“Pro-Life and Pro-Woman Go Hand in Hand.” That’s the message that the 2016 March for Life will emphasize. Every year since Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the March for Life has been in place. The organization says:
In October 1973, months after the Roe and Doe decisions, a group of thirty pro-life leaders gathered in Nellie’s home in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe. There was a fear that January 22 would pass as any other day rather than allow for a moment to reflect upon how legalized abortion had hurt women and taken babies’ lives over the course of the year. That was the day that plans for the first March for Life began…. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.
And 2016 is no different. Pro-lifers from every part of the nation will gather on the 43 birthday of the legalization of abortion on January 22.
But the day before, the organization will gather for its annual March for Life Conference. Participants will learn from a variety of sessions:
“Why the Pro-Life Movement Is the Authentic Women’s Movement,” Sue Ellen Browder
This panel will include three pro-life female leaders giving brief remarks and then delving into the tough questions related to being a woman and being pro-life in today’s world.
Capitol Hill 101, an orientation designed to equip marchers to meet with their Members of Congress during their March for Life trip to advocate for the sanctity of life.
Additionally, the March for Life events include the following:
- Youth Rally: January 21, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
- Rose Dinner: January 22, 7:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m.
- Expo Hall: January 21-22 (The Expo is an opportunity for March for Life attendees to connect with pro-life organizations and ministries. It is FREE to attend and does not require advance registration.)