2017 Top 10 Social Media Posts

 

What a year it has been! We want to thank all of our friends on social media who follow the work of the March for Life, and partner with us to spread the truth about life.

Social media provides a great opportunity to influence our culture and communities for life through stories, videos, visuals, and by simply sharing the truth about life and abortion. On Facebook and Twitter, March for Life’s content was viewed over 75 million times!

This was only possible because of you – thank you!

We thought you’d enjoy seeing our Top 10 posts from the year – and we look forward to sharing even more powerful pro-life posts in 2018!

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And our overall, most shared post…the Facebook Livestream of the 2017 March for Life rally!

Join us in 2018 as we continue to spread the truth about life!

March for Life Announces Speaker Lineup for 45th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 19th

 

Speakers include diverse group of pro-life leaders serving as testament to this year’s theme, “Love Saves Lives”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

12/20/17

Contact: Kate Bryan; [email protected] 703-683- 5004 x1136
Mari Buttarazzi; [email protected] 703-683-5004 x1120
Matille Thebolt; [email protected] 571-501-4067

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March for Life, the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration, is proud to announce their initial list of speakers for the 45th annual March for Life held in Washington, D.C. on January 19th, 2018. This year’s impressive lineup will include NFL/MLB star Tim Tebow’s mother Pam Tebow, former NFL player Matt Birk and his wife Adrianna, U.S. Representatives Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Sisters of Life’s Sr. Bethany Madonna. Additionally, best-selling Christian music artist Plumb is set to perform. More speakers and guests to be announced soon.

“We are thrilled to have such an outstanding group of speakers with such inspirational stories join us this year at the 45th annual March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life. “Each of these speakers bear witness to this year’s theme ‘Love Saves Lives’ in a unique and powerful way that is sure to resonate with the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans from across the country who will be coming to march in defense of life this year. We look forward to hearing how love has empowered each speaker to create a culture of life within their individual communities and platforms.”

In less than a month, hundreds 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.

Learn more about March for Life 2018 here: http://marchforlife.org/mfl-2018/ and follow March for Life on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates on the event.

FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS AND/OR INQUIRIES please contact: Kate Bryan – [email protected]; 703-683- 5004 x1136,  Mari Buttarazzi – [email protected] 703-683-5004 x1120 or Matille Thebolt – [email protected]; 571-501-4067

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Invite Your Lawmakers to the March for Life

 

A few years ago, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America — a group that is credited with being the architect of legal abortion — happened to see the crowds at the March for Life. Her reaction was: “There are so many of them, and they are so young,” and she subsequently resigned, realizing that NARAL was failing.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful for every American to see the incredible representation of our country’s pro-life consensus at the March for Life?

Get started by inviting your lawmakers to the March for Life on Friday, January 19, 2018!

Whether your Congressman and Senators are pro-life or not, it’s important for them to witness the March for Life, and to see the strength and beauty of our cause.

We gather in the public square to call for a culture of life and work towards and end to abortion.

This is #whywemarch and we want Congress to know it!

We hope you’ll join us at the 45th Annual March for Life on Friday, January 19th, 2018 to make a stand for what’s most important.

>>>> Please take a moment to invite your legislators to witness the March for Life and share with your friends on social media.

Join us at the March for Life Rally!

 

Today’s countdown to the 2018 March for Life is 46 days! Amidst the busy holiday season, we hope you are also making your preparations to join us in Washington, D.C. for the 45th Annual March for Life.

Today’s #MarchforLifeMonday tip is pretty simple – be sure to attend the March for Life rally, before the actual march begins! You’ll hear from pro-life leaders like March for Life President Jeanne Mancini and Pam Tebow. More speakers will be announced soon, so stay tuned!

>>>> Click HERE to watch inspiring speeches from past March for Life rallies.

Here are the details on the rally:

Friday, January 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
National Mall – 12th St. (between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive)
Washington, D.C.

*please note this is a different rally location from 2017, due to National Park Service regulations.

Prior to the rally, come and enjoy the musical performance by the award-winning artist Plumb! You won’t want to miss this inspirational and reflective time, a half hour prior to the start of the rally (11:30 a.m.).

We look forward to seeing you in January. Don’t forget to explore the March for Life website, download our Trip Planner, or download the March for Life app to assist with your trip-planning!

52 Days Away!

 

The 2018 March for Life is just 52 days away!

As we prepare for the 45th Annual March for Life, we need your help.

On this Giving Tuesday, will you make a gift to the March for Life?

Will you join us in our mission to end abortion across America?

In less than two months, we will gather in our nation’s capital to witness to the tragedy of 45 years of Roe v. Wade in our country. We expect more than one hundred thousand pro-life Americans to come to Washington, D.C. to proclaim the truth about life and that love saves lives.

But we need supporters like you to ensure that we are able to organize the world’s largest pro-life event, which has spurred similar events all across the country and the globe.

Will you make a donation to the March for Life this Giving Tuesday?

We want the world to know that we march for LIFE. We hope that you join us!

 

Thank you for your support!

Plumb to Headline 45th Annual March for Life Rally as Musical Guest

 

“Plumb’s music embodies an unparalleled message of hope and love that exemplifies this year’s theme: Love Saves Lives.” – Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March for Life is thrilled to announce that best-selling artist Plumb will be performing at the 45th annual March for Life rally on January 19th, 2018.

“We are delighted to have such an inspirational artist like Plumb join us this year. Plumb’s music embodies an unparalleled message of hope and love that exemplifies this year’s March for Life theme – Love Saves Lives,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life.

WATCH Plumb’s announcement here:

Throughout her decade-plus career as a songwriter, recording artist and author, Plumb has found success in a myriad of genres, selling over a half a million albums and millions of singles sold and streamed worldwide.  Her career achieved an incredible milestone with her prophetic, best-selling 2012 album NEED YOU NOW and corresponding memoir that chronicled the miraculous restoration of her marriage titled “Need You Now: A Story of Hope”.

These projects were followed by the 2015 breakout album EXHALE, a worshipful album of thanksgiving. Plumb released a 5 song EP “GOD HELP ME” on November 3, to be followed by a full-length album, new book and national headlining tour scheduled for early 2018. Plumb’s newly released single, “God Help Me” is currently climbing the radio charts, proclaiming that God is always with us, and he always listens.

March for Life Statement on Tax Plan

The March for Life released the following statement cheering today’s passage of a pro-life tax plan in the House.

“March for Life applauds the House of Representatives for passing a pro-life tax plan that takes key steps towards recognizing the dignity of all human life. We are heartened to see this bill promote the personhood of an unborn child via an education savings plan that begins prior to birth, and see this as a huge stride toward expanding the child tax credit to recognize life beginning at conception. Additionally, we are pleased that the adoption tax credit, an integral aspect of pro-life policy, has been retained for the heroic families whose love saves lives when they choose to adopt.” – Tom McClusky, Vice President of Government Affairs for March for Life

3 things for you to do…

Dear Bethany,

One message was loud and clear on Tuesday. Radical abortion advocacy lost.

We applaud candidates that took a strong pro-life stand on the most critical human rights issue of today, abortion. America has a pro-life consensus and the time to act is upon us!

Here at the March for Life, we look forward to working with our pro-life Congress to fulfill President-elect Trump’s campaign promises to ensure pro-life Supreme Court justices, pro-life public policies, and to defund America’s primary abortion provider, Planned Parenthood.

But we can’t achieve pro-life victories in Congress or in our culture without you.
Here are 3 things that you can do right now:

1. Sign up for the 2017 March for Life.

2. Invest in the work of the March for Life.

  • We have already begun strategizing with leaders on Capitol Hill on pro-life policy priorities. Your financial support will enable our experienced staff to take the lead in ensuring long-awaited pro-life victories like codifying the Hyde Amendment and defunding Planned Parenthood. Click HERE to donate.

3. Most importantly, get out and volunteer in your community.

March Forth: The Original Pro-Life Feminists

GUEST BLOG POST BY  Serrin Foster

For Women’s History Month, Feminists for Life President Serrin M. Foster illuminates our pro-life feminist history and context for the March for Life.

I am often asked by students if abortion is necessary for women to achieve equality in the work place. Absolutely not.

All people are equal. All choices are not.

Consider for a moment all the landmark reforms that our feminist foremothers, who opposed slavery and abortion, achieved in their struggle for equality in the last half of the 19th century.

In a peaceful revolution led by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,  women won the right to keep their own earnings, sign contracts, sit on a jury, testify on their own behalf, to secure a divorce if a husband drank the family’s income away or physically abused his wife (the courts did not recognize marital rape) and share custody of their children. When these two feminist foremothers were born, women were not admitted to college. By the time suffragists successfully argued admission to colleges and universities, they started down the path to equal opportunities in the workplace.

Even less well known, anti-abortion laws enacted in the latter half of the 19th century were a result of the advocacy efforts by feminists who worked in an uneasy alliance with the male-dominated medical profession and the mainstream media.

Abortion was common in their day. The early feminists understood that, much like today, women resorted to abortion because they were abandoned or coerced by boyfriends, husbands or parents and lacked the financial resources to have a child on their own.

Susan B. Anthony urged the movement to address the root causes that drove women to abortion. Elizabeth Cady Stanton called abortion “child murder” and compared it to neonatal infanticide. The first woman to run for president of the United States, Victoria Woodhull, declared that “the rights of children, then as individuals, begin yet while they yet remain the foetus.”

The same women who fought for the rights of slaves to be free and women to vote also fought for our right to life.

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton passed the torch to two more generations before women’s suffrage—their most cherished goal—was realized. By the time the struggle ended, women had suffered greatly for what too many today take for granted—or sadly, don’t exercise at all.

In March of 1913, a young suffragist named Alice Paul organized a magnificent pageant to parade down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., the very same route taken by millions of pro-lifers over the years for the March for Life. Women dressed all in white were led by New York attorney Inez Milholand Boissevain  , who was dressed like Joan of Arc on a white horse. At the end of the parade women were pulled off their horses, grabbed by jeering men as police stood by smirking. By the time the cavalry had been brought in to restore order, 100 people were hospitalized—but not one man had been arrested.

Later, a perpetual delegation of dignified, silent, peaceful protesters was organized by Paul to hold vigil outside the White House. Angry men tore their banners down. Alice Paul was knocked to the ground by a sailor and dragged down the street. 

Another man tore a woman’s blouse off in order to remove her purple and yellow suffrage sash as the police looked on. Later the women were arrested and forced to remove all their clothing—one by one—in front of a company of men, and incarcerated for days, weeks, or months at time. They were fed infested food and rotting horsemeat. Their mail was cut off and they were made to perform hard labor. They were terrorized by the guards; one was tossed like a doll headfirst into their prison cells and rendered unconscious. One political prisoner was left handcuffed above the cell door all night long.

Women became more resolved than ever to win the vote—and men in ever increasing numbers began to support the fight for women’s suffrage.

Alice Stokes Paul was successful in her efforts to advocate passage of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed American women’s right to vote. It became law on August 18, 1920.

Paul was also the author of the original Equal Rights Amendment which was unsuccessful largely because abortion advocates linked equal rights to abortion, a notion that Paul found inconsistent. “We had been trying, you know, to get our equal rights platform in, and we had an extremely difficult time, extremely difficult, because all the women’s liberation [supporters] wanting to put in all these other things.” When asked what she thought about abortion, Paul replied, “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.”

Paul told Pat Goltz, (who had been expelled from a NOW meeting in Ohio for passing out anti-abortion literature and cofounded Feminists for Life of America a year before Roe v. Wade), that the early American feminists were pro-life too. So FFL historians set out to research and reveal the anti-abortion sentiments of our foremothers and we have been sharing our original documentation ever since.

The legacy of Alice Paul lives on today as we share our rich pro-life feminist history and march forth in support of women and children who deserve better than abortion.

©2014 Serrin M. Foster, President, Feminists for Life of America

Serrin Foster celebrates her 20th anniversary leading Feminists for Life of America on 4.4.14. She is the creator of the Women Deserve Better® than Abortion campaign. Her speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion” has been recognized as a one of the Great Speeches in History in an anthology called “Women’s Rights.” Read more about our rich pro-life feminist history on Feminists for Life’s website www.feministsforlife.org and Facebook page www.facebook.com/feministsforlife.