“The March For Life congratulates Rep. Tom Price on his confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. During the Obama Administration, this cabinet position was used to widely expand abortion access, fund abortion providers and limit conscience protections. Secretary Price has the medical and policy knowledge and experience to bring authentically good programs, those that respect the inherent dignity of every human being, and respect conscience protections, to HHS. We look forward to working with Secretary Price in advancing conscience protections and life-affirming health care solutions.”
– Jeanne Mancini, March for Life President
“We’re thrilled that Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the next U.S. Attorney General. The role of Attorney General is a critical one, and Senator Jeff Sessions has an extensive track record of upholding the law and promoting human dignity in the public square. Senator Sessions will serve as both the Chief Law Enforcement officer and Chief Attorney for the United States, which includes promoting the protection and justice for all human life, even in its earliest stages. We look forward to a Justice Department that seeks to protect and defend the inherent dignity of the human person.”
– March for Life President Jeanne Mancini
THANK YOU for the incredible outpouring of support on social media for the March for Life! Each and every post helps to share our pro-life, pro-woman, pro-love cause. Below is just a sample of some of your poignant #WhyWeMarch posts from the 2017 #MarchforLife!
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The March for Life is invigorating…the crowds, the enthusiasm, and being surrounded by fellow pro-lifers…but we need you to take this energy home and make a difference in our local communities. We want to challenge you to take your passion and inspiration home with you and to take part in AT LEAST one pro-life activity every month! Together, we can build a culture of life across America.
Plus, with the prospect of pro-life legislative gains, we must urge our congressmen and senators to stand strong for life and put an end to abortion extremism.
Together, we can build a culture of life across America.
“Every time we kill a child, all of us suffer. We lose a little of ourselves and a whole lot of our future. We strip a child from their God-given potential when we, as a society, accept abortion as health care. My fellow Americans, we cannot accept what might have been. We won’t know what might have been if we allow an organization to convince our pregnant women that they have no choice but to abort the life and the potential within them.”
– Congresswoman Rep. Mia B. Love
PRESS RELEASE: January 26th, 2017
Pence to make historic appearance as the first Vice President to address the March for Life
Washington, D.C. – The March for Life announced today that Vice President Mike Pence will be the first Vice President or President in history to speak at the March for Life, the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration, in Washington, D.C. on January 27th, 2017.
Pence will join other prominent pro-life figures, including top-ranking White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, Archbishop of New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson, former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of ‘And Then There Were None’ Abby Johnson, Mexican Telenovela star Karyme Lozano, author and radio host Eric Metaxas, and Bishop Vincent Matthews of the Church of God in Christ, who advocates for adoption in the African-American community, at the March for Life rally on the National Mall on January 27th, 2017.
“We are very pleased to welcome Vice President Mike Pence to speak at this year’s March for Life. His appearance marks a historic moment for the pro-life movement as Vice President Pence will be the first Vice President or President to speak at the March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life.
“Vice President Pence has been a friend and champion of the pro-life cause his entire career. Pro-life leaders, activists, volunteers and marchers will be thrilled to hear from Vice President Pence and are bound to leave the March for Life even more energized than when they came,” Mancini noted. “Our theme this year is the “Power of One,” highlighting how every individual has the ability to make a difference in the cause of life. As a former Member of Congress, Governor and now Vice President, Mr. Pence has demonstrated throughout his entire career how one person can, indeed, make a difference in the ultimate human right — the right to life.”
Tens of thousands of Americans are set to travel from across the nation to D.C. for this year’s March for Life, which seeks to promote the dignity of every human life and to stand against the greatest human rights violation of our time – abortion-on-demand.
The 44th Annual March for Life
January 27th, 2017
MFL Rally – starts at 11:45am ET
March for Life – starts around 1:00 pm ET (directly after the Rally concludes)
The March for Life and the Rally will begin on the grounds of the National Mall and the MFL will end in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Mike Pence, Vice President.
- Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump.
- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)
- Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City.
- Benjamin Watson, Tight End for the Baltimore Ravens.
- Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of “And Then There Were None”.
- Karyme Lozano, Mexican telenovela star.
- Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show.
- Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., President at Church of God In Christ World Missions.
Events Preceding the March: January 26th, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20001
MFL Conference, 9:00AM – 12:00PM ET. Speakers include Syliva Slifko (ICU Mobile), Amy Ford (Embrace Grace), Callie Jett (Talk About Adoption), Dr. Jeff Pauls (Vitae Foundation)
MFL Youth Rally, 2:00PM – 4:00PM ET. Speakers include Ryan Scott Bomberger (The Radiance Foundation), Jeanne Mancini (March for Life), Bryan Kemper (Stand True Pro-Life Outreach), Jess Barfield (Stand for Life Movement), Lauren Merz (Live Action), Amanda Lord (Students for Life of America)
MFL Expo, 9:00AM – 8:00PM ET. Featuring over seventy-five exhibitors
cont’d 8:00AM – 10:30AM and 4:00PM – 7:00PM ET on January 27th
For press credentials to any and/or all the events listed above, please contact one of the following:
Why do we march? That’s a question we encourage every March for Life participant and supporter to share. We love seeing your #WhyWeMarch tweets, videos, and Instagram posts all with unique stories, and aspects of the pro-life cause.
Ultimately the thread that unites “why we march,” and that is at the heart of what we do, is love. We march because we love people. We love babies and believe that each and every one should be protected, starting when they are most vulnerable, in the womb. All children, no matter the circumstances that they are born into, have inherent dignity and value.
A huge part of the pro-life movement that puts these values into action is the pregnancy care movement. Thousands of pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) across the country offer free services, parenting classes, and material resources. These centers offer life-affirming, holistic care for women and babies – before and after pregnancy.
Every PRC embodies the “power of one,” our 2017 March for Life theme. Each one of these centers impacts and saves lives. For example, Hope Resource Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Since 1997, Hope Resource Center has offered life-affirming choices to over 25,000 women and their babies. Their message to each and every woman that comes through their doors is: you are valuable.
Like every PRC, Hope Resource Center is supported by individuals, churches, and volunteers. Every person can make a difference in their life-saving efforts. As Hope Executive Director shares, “we are the life celebrators.”
WATCH the inside story of Hope Resource Center, a beautiful example of the life-saving working of PRCs across the country. This is the “power of one” in so many ways!