March for Life 2021 announces it will now be a virtual event only

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The March for Life announced Friday that its annual march, which normally draws hundreds of thousands of pro-lifers to Washington, D.C. every January, will be held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the pressures law enforcement in the D.C. area are currently facing.

“The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life,” said the organization in a statement. “In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different.”

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March for Life is asking all of those who had planned to participate in-person to stay home and join the march virtually. The group said a small group of pro-life leaders will be present in Washington, D.C. to represent the pro-lifers who annually march in support of life and against abortion, as well as the millions of pro-lifers throughout the United States.

“We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life — and we look forward to being together in person next year,” said the organization. “As for this year’s march, we look forward to being with you virtually.”

The RSVP to watch the march virtually can be found here.

Editor’s Note: This post may be updated with further information.

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