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Campaign to kick-off with a press conference, petition, and social media push
Washington, D.C. – March for Life announced that they will join forces with other pro-life groups to show their support for Charlie Gard, a terminally ill baby in the U.K. whose parents have been denied all option of further alternative care. In an effort to rally support and to urge the Great Ormand Street Hospital to release Charlie to his parents, the pro-life groups will host a press conference and prayer this afternoon, as well as launch a petition drive and social media campaign to urge the hospital to #LetCharlieLive and allow his parents to seek alternative medical options.
“Every life is a gift and worth fighting for, and we plan to do everything in our power to be a voice and to protect the inherent dignity of little Charlie Gard. Our hearts go out to the Gard family and we hope that their wishes for Charlie to be released and to seek alternative medical treatment will soon be respected,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life.
The press conference and prayer will be held today Thursday July 6th, 2017 in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. at 12PM ET, and will feature speakers from pro-life groups including March for Life, Susan B. Anthony List, Concerned Women for America, Americans United for Life, and Students for Life. More details below.
March for Life also launched a petition today urging the Great Ormand Street Hospital to allow the parents of Charlie Gard to seek alternative treatment for him elsewhere and to rally the pro-life community to stand with Charlie via social media, using the hashtags #LetCharlieLive and #CharlieGard. Samples below:
What: Press Conference and Prayer in Support of Charlie Gard
Where: Murrow Room, National Press Club 529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045
When: Thursday July 6th at 12:00pm ET
- Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life
- Marjorie Dannenfelser, President of Susan B. Anthony List
- Penny Nance, CEO of Concerned Women for America
- Catherine Glenn Foster, President and CEO of Americans United for Life
- Tina Whittington, Executive Vice President, Students for Life of America