The 49th annual March for Life will take place on Friday, January 21, in Washington, D.C. The yearly event is one in which tens of thousands of people gather to peacefully march for an end to abortion. This year’s theme is “Equality Begins in the Womb” — a phrase that illustrates that true equality must recognize that preborn human beings deserve equal protection as members of the human family. This is the first in-person march in two years, as last year’s march was held virtually due to the pandemic.
The event will begin at noon with a Rally held at the National Mall. Featured speakers include actor and producer Kirk Cameron, Duck Dynasty star Lisa Robertson, and Fr. Mike Schmitz, host of the popular Bible in a Year podcast. Other speakers in the lineup include pro-life advocate and founder of Relationship Matters Toni McFadden, Down syndrome advocate Katie Shaw, Kristen Waggoner of Alliance Defending Freedom, Rep. Chris Smith, Rep. Julia Letlow, student George Schuberg, and Rachel Young, RN. Singer-songwriter Matthew West will headline a pre-rally concert at 11:oo a.m. This event can also be viewed via live-stream on the March for Life Facebook page.
“We are delighted to welcome these incredible speakers to the March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “Americans everywhere know that unborn children deserve equal rights and protection under the law. We expect this year’s March for Life to be historic with even higher levels of enthusiasm from participants. We are hopeful that, with Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the Supreme Court, 2022 will bring us much closer to building the culture of life we have all marched for since Roe v. Wade was tragically imposed on our nation nearly 50 years ago.”
The March itself will begin following the Rally, around 1:00 p.m., starting between 12th and 14th streets. Participants march peacefully up Constitution Avenue to the steps of the Supreme Court. The event is expected to conclude by 4:00 p.m.
Other events include the Rose Dinner Gala, with keynote speaker Fr. Mike Schmitz. The March for Life typically holds an Expo, which offers people a chance to learn about a number of pro-life activities and organizations, but that has been canceled this year due to COVID-related concerns.
Learn more at MarchforLife.org.
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