2019 was a year of major victories in the pro-life movement! Before we look towards the future of the pro-life movement at the 2020 March for Life on January 24, let’s look back on some of our favorite moments and accomplishments from 2019.
Vice President Mike Pence surprised the crowd at the 2019 March for Life Rally and spoke at the March for Life Rose Dinner.
President Donald Trump shared a video message from the Rose Garden, declaring his commitment to veto any legislation removing pro-life policies.
The 1st Virginia March for Life drew over 7,000 Virginians to the state capital, making it the largest crowd to assemble at the Richmond Capitol outside of a Governor’s Inauguration.
By the close of 2019, March for Life announced the 1st Connecticut March for Life on April 15, 2020, the 1st Pennsylvania March for Life on May 18, 2020, and the 2nd Virginia March for Life on February 13, 2020.
March for Life co-hosted “Alive From New York” with Focus on the Family, the largest pro-life event ever held in the Big Apple. Crowds gathered in Time Square to watch a live 4D sonogram of Abby Johnson’s baby and hear his heartbeat.
The Hill Top Lobbyist 2019 named March for Life Action President Tom McClusky as the leading voice in pro-life activism on Capitol Hill.
Since joining the March for Life team in 2013, Tom McClusky has worked hard to take the collective, massive voice of the marchers to the Hill throughout the entire year.
March for Life Action mobilized thousands of citizens throughout the year to be powerful voices for life.
Through our Action Campaigns, we mobilized:
41K citizens to petition Congress 118K times in support of the Born Alive Act. The Born Alive Act Discharge Petition was brought to the House Floor with a record 191 signatures.
8.8K citizens to petition Congress 111K times to stop funding research on aborted baby body parts. On June 5, the Trump Administration halted all aborted fetal tissue research funding.
20.7K citizens to petition HHS 60K times in support of the Protect Life Rule. As a result, Planned Parenthood lost $60 Million in Title X Funding.
The March for Life team continued to grow, with the addition of 3 new members:
Ann Clare Levy – Social Media Manager
Claire Pullan – Administrative Assistant
Mackenzie Rodgers – Grassroots Project Manager
Their passion for the pro-life movement allows us to take greater strides forward in the fight for life every single day.
We are so proud of the impact we made this year in the fight for life and especially grateful for your support, without which, none of this pro-life work would be possible! Help us continue building a culture of life in 2020 by donating to the March for Life!