Super Bowl Champ to Speak at March for Life

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By: Scott Zipperle
Posted on: December 08, 2015

Super Bowl Champ to Speak at March for Life


December 7, 2015
CONTACT: Ryan Hughes

Shirley & Banister Public Affairs


Baltimore Ravens Football Star Matt Birk will Keynote Rally & Dinner

Washington, D.C. — The March for Life 2016 is fast approaching, and the March For Life Education & Defense Fund is pleased to announce that Super Bowl Champ and pro-life advocate Matt Birk will speak at this year’s March for Life Rally on the National Mall and keynote the 34th Annual Rose Dinner, both of which will be held on January 22, 2016.

As a Center for the Baltimore Ravens, Matt Birk is a 15 year veteran of the National Football League.  He was recognized as the 2011 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, which acknowledges off the field contributions to the community as well as on the field accomplishments. Named to the Pro Bowl 6 times, Matt’s career culminated in February of 2013 in a Super Bowl win for the Baltimore Ravens.

Following the Raven’s victory, Matt chose not to participate in the White House Super Bowl celebratory meeting with President Obama because of the president’s support for Planned Parenthood, a decision that received significant media coverage. Matt and his wife, Adrianna, are both actively involved in the pro-life movement, including with their local pregnancy center and past participation in pro-life marches.  The couple have 6 children and currently reside in Greenwich, CT.

“We are very excited about Matt Birk’s participation in this year’s March for Life and annual Rose Dinner,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education & Defense Fund. “Matt has been a role model for all Americans by combining his successful football career with his inspiring leadership in his community.”

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration on January 22, 1974, the first anniversary of the now-infamous Supreme Court decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, abortion.

For more information, please contact Ryan Hughes at or (703) 739-5920.


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