Pro-life Activists, Legislators to Address Marchers in Phoenix on February 23, 2023.
Phoenix, AZ – Today the March for Life, partnered with the Arizona Life Coalition, announced speakers for the first official Arizona March for Life in Phoenix on Thursday, February 23, 2023. Arizona marchers will peacefully gather at Wesley Bolin Plaza to advocate for pro-life legislation and defend our nation’s youngest citizens. They will be addressed by speakers including: Lori Zee Gray of Arizona Life Coalition; Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma; Senate President Warren Petersen; Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee; Ashley Trussell of Arizona Life Coalition; Cathi Herrod, President for the Center for Arizona Policy; Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life; Denisha Workizer, Healing Program Coordinator at Abortion Survivors Network; and Josh Chumley of Choices Pregnancy Center.
“The March for Life is delighted to partner with the Arizona Life Coalition for the first annual Arizona March for Life on February 23. Despite the state’s rich history of defending life, Arizona’s strong pro-life protections for unborn children capable of feeling pain at 15 weeks are being threatened and challenged in the courts. We invite all pro-life Arizonians to participate in this March to bear witness to the inherent dignity of the unborn child, and advocate for true life-affirming policies that support both mother and child.” – Jeanne F. Mancini, President of March for Life Education and Defense Fund
“Abortion is the unequaled social justice issue of our time– RIGHT NOW. Nothing compares. Abortion assaults the most fundamental human right of all… the right to life. TODAY, the Arizona MFL shows our statewide community and the state legislature our strong and unified force protesting against abortion. Arizona’s prolife community is here TODAY standing together, and marching to celebrate life. Life is a gift and we believe that even one baby or woman, saved from abortion is worth it. ONE is worth it all.” – Mona McDonald, Board Chair of Arizona Life Coalition.
Arizona March for Life rally will begin at 11:00 am MST with the march to follow at approximately 12:00 pm MST on Thursday, February 23, 2023.
Lori Zee Gray, Arizona Life Coalition
Arizona Speaker of the House Ben Toma
Senate President Warren Petersen
Ashley Trussell, Arizona Life Coalition
Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee
Cathi Herrod, President for the Center for Arizona Policy
Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life
Denisha Workizer, Healing Program Coordinator at Abortion Survivors Network
Josh Chumley, Choices Pregnancy Center
The Most Reverend Bishop John P. Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix will deliver the opening prayer and Pastor Justin Erickson from Desert Bible Church will deliver the closing prayer. The National Anthem will be sung by men’s vocalist group Floriani.
11:00 am MST – March for Life Rally begins
12:00 pm MST – March for Life begins
The rally will be held at the Wesley Bolin Plaza in Phoenix, Arizona.
Learn more at az.marchforlife.org