Historic List of Speakers Finalized for the 44th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 27th


PRESS RELEASE: January 19th, 2017

CONTACT: Kate Bryan kbryan@crcpublicrelations.com;
Mari Buttarazzi mbuttarazzi@crcpublicrelations.com;
Matille Thebolt mthebolt@crcpublicrelations.com

Kellyanne Conway to be joined by newly added Congressional Members, rounding out an exciting line-up of guest speakers

Washington, D.C. – The March for Life is thrilled to announce its official list of guest speakers, set to address the world’s largest annual pro-life demonstration in Washington, D.C. on January 27th, 2017.

Kellyanne Conway, the highest-ranking White House official to ever speak at the March, will now be joined by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), Representative Mia Love (R-UT) and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), along with many other prominent pro-life figures – including 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, Bishop Vincent Matthews of the Church of God in Christ, who advocates for adoption in the African-American community, and a surprise VIP at the March for Life rally on the National Mall on January 27th, 2017.

“I’m delighted to welcome a remarkable line-up of rally speakers for what will truly be a historic 44th annual March for Life,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life.

“Each of our speakers exemplifies this year’s theme, ‘the power of one’, in a beautiful way,” noted Mancini. “Their words are sure to motivate the marchers, as well as the millions of pro-life Americans who will be watching, who dedicate themselves to restoring a culture of life in the United States.”

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 1:00pm 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:

  • Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump.
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA).
  • Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).
  • Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).
  • 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.
  • Surprise VIP Guest TBA.

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

More info at http://marchforlife.org/
Facebook:  http://facebook.com/themarchforlife
Twitter: @March_for_Life Instagram: @marchforlife #whywemarch

For press credentials to any and/or all the events listed above, please contact one of the following:

Kate Bryan – kbryan@crcpublicrelations.com; 703.683.5004 x1136
Matille Thebolt – mthebolt@crcpublicrelations.com; 571.501.4067
Mari Buttarazzi – mbuttarazzi@crcpublicrelations.com; 703.683.5004 x1120



  • ShlomoShunn

    This will be great!

    Of course, CNN et alia will ignore it. So what? Hanoi Jane and her hirsute hordes are a thing of the past.

    • I imagine C-SPAN will have it at some point.

    • dd52a

      But the top cable news organization Fox News won’t ignore it!

  • 1TSMommy

    I wish that the women at the march today would realize there’d be millions more women marching if they hadn’t been aborted. I’m adopted and thank my birth mother daily that she loved me enough to give me life and to a loving family…I was not an inconvenience…I was her child.

    • Suzu M

      Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post. I’m thankful for you, too!

    • Ricardo Coronado

      This is an amazing post.. both of my kids are adopted.. and i thank EVERYDAY those brave women that said YES to life… and never thought they were an inconvenience… they were their Childs. God bless you.

    • Smee

      We adopted our son 42 years ago. We have told him that he can find his real mother if he wants. He said we are his real mom and dad and that’s the end of it! I’ve never thought of him as someone eles’ son, he’s always been ours. God gave him to us and he is the same as my own true son, I love him so much!

  • I have a funny feeling Donald is the surprise VIP Speaker.

    • Barrustio

      Let’s hope so…I had the same thought…THAT would be awesome considering Hillary would never have.

    • Ghost Forever

      Could be Mike Pence too.

    • Lin

      The problem with that is security….

    • Stretchmo

      My guess is VP Mike Pence

  • Lynne Tessin-Sanders

    Hypocrites. Most of those unwanted pregnancies end up on the Social programs you defund. You don’t care about Humanity @ all.

    • Linda Snyder

      Lynne, your comment makes no sense. Do you mean, welfare is meant to be a life time career? It’s not.

    • Barrustio

      I know you prefer they end up in the hamburger bin.

    • Ghost Forever

      Been watching these “social programs” for a life time. In the 60’s I watched our high school teach young women how to sign up for welfare. What a burden it has created.

    • Esther Villarreal

      Its the other way around; It takes a human being to care about humanity, not an abortion doctor who does away with it.

    • sharon sirbaugh

      Typical of a liberal. You used the absolute “most.” Absolutes do not exist, unless you have the proof. Give me stats, please. How many “unwanted pregnancies” end up on social programs, and who defunds these programs?? And, why should I pay for your abortion? You call us “hypocrites,” and I call you ignorant.

  • dd52a

    I predict this march will be historic!
    In numbers and attendees.

  • Barrustio

    President Trump should make an appearance just to let the world know where he stands.

  • Kevin Leclerc

    <3 <3 Amen <3 <3 !!! !

  • bobwhite1935

    Abortion: The new birth control method.

  • Ellen Zittinger

    so delighted and the promostion of Life at any stage of the life cycle!

  • Robert Kegler

    Trump just referaced your march tomorrow to be bigger than the womens march, but the press wont cover it.

    Good thing Pence will be there.

    Good luck. Be safe. I know the cops plan on airport style sweeps.

    Remember, you may be targeted based on gender or race, but remember.
    America First.

  • andy S

    Pro birth march. After that you’re on your own.

  • samnigromd

    This is the real “Woman’s March” –the other one was the LOSER’S MARCH: nasty, moaning, hateful childhating, menhating, familyhating, weak–all sobbing over a woman losing an election

  • Donna Rucker Godfrey

    How many attended the march in DC?