The March for Life is disappointed by the Senate’s vote today to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to our nation’s highest court. Judge Jackson’s record of judicial activism fails to align with the role of a Supreme Court Justice, which is to interpret the constitution without prejudice and to apply the law in an unbiased manner. Pro-life Americans understand the dangers of judicial activism, and the threats it poses to women and their children, all too well. Despite today’s confirmation, the pro-life movement remains steadfast in working for equal protection for every American – born and unborn.
March for Life opposes President Biden’s anticipated nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for the United States Supreme Court based on her record of judicial activism. We expect her to be a reliable vote for the far left and the Biden administration’s radical abortion agenda. Consider the widespread national division and millions of unborn lives lost as a result of one activist decision in Roe v. Wade. Every American – born and unborn – deserves equal protection under the law. We urge the Members of the Senate to stand for our nation’s mothers and most vulnerable unborn by rejecting this extreme nominee, and we encourage the nomination of a judge who will honor our Constitution and the right to life.
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life
As you finalize your travel plans, perhaps you are wondering what to expect when visiting Washington D.C. next week.
To help you plan confidently, check out these most frequently asked questions about how to navigate Washington D.C. during this year’s March for Life.
We can’t wait to once again give joyful public witness for life and march toward an end to abortion!
Finding Places to Eat
– Proof of vaccination is not required for briefly entering a restaurant/food establishment to pick up take-out orders.
– “Grocery stores, farmer’s markets, and food establishments that provide charitable food” are exempt from enforcing the vaccine mandate.
– The week of January 15-23 is DC Restaurant Week. Many great deals for dining in and taking out around the city can be found here.
– If individuals over the age of 12 wish to eat indoors at a restaurant, they will need to provide proof of vaccination. Alternatively, if they are medically exempt or unable to take the vaccine out of a sincerely held religious belief, they must show documentation of their medical or religious exemptions from the COVID-19 vaccine and must provide a negative PCR or antigen test from within the last 24 hours.
Finding a Restroom
– Standard and ADA-accessible port-o-pots will be available behind the American History Museum at the intersection of Madison Dr. NW and 12th St. NW, just north of the March for Life Rally Site.
– Museums, restaurants, and hotels may be entered briefly without proof of vaccination for the purpose of using the bathroom.
– Public transportation does not require proof of vaccination. However, masks are required regardless of vaccination status.
Friend, we hope this mandate does not deter you from marching in defense of the most vulnerable in the womb. Our presence, especially while Roe v. Wade hangs in the balance, is more important now than ever!
For more information about the 2022 March for Life and surrounding events, please visit the National March for Life page on our website.
The 49th annual March for Life on January 21, in Washington, D.C. will proceed as planned with a kick-off concert by Matthew West at 11:00 AM followed by the rally at noon and the march to the Supreme Court at 1:15 PM.
While the March for Life itself is not affected, our indoor events will have a few modifications due to the District of Columbia’s current Covid regulations.
The Renaissance D.C. Downtown Hotel will require participants in the Rose Dinner (1/21) and Capitol Hill 101 (1/20) ages 12 and older to provide either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test (within 24 hours of the event) accompanied by either an oral or written religious exemption or a written medical exemption.
The two Capitol Hill 101 sessions will be consolidated into one session that will take place at 11:00 AM.
The March for Life Expo will be canceled with plans to resume in 2023.
Please note that the Renaissance DC Downtown Hotel is still available for overnight guest accommodations regardless of vaccination status. Visit this link for more information: https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/
At the end of every year, we reflect on the abundance of blessings the March for Life has experienced in the last 365 days. When we kicked off 2021 with an intimate and solemn March for Life due to the pandemic, we did not expect we would be ending 2021 planning our biggest March yet in anticipation of Roe finally being overturned!
To say it has been a whirlwind of a year would be an understatement. Yet, we are overjoyed at the possibilities 2022 holds for the protection of the most vulnerable, the child in the womb.
Every year since the United States Supreme Court wrongly decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, making abortion legal in all 50 states, the March for Life has united supporters from around the world to march in Washington, D.C. from the National Mall, past the Capitol Building, and ultimately to the Supreme Court’s steps.
Approaching our 49th annual march, each previous March has been a joyful, courageous witness celebrating life. This year has been especially uplifting, as the Supreme Court considers a major abortion case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, presenting a long-overdue opportunity for the justices to correct our nation’s disturbing abortion jurisprudence. You may have joined us as we spent December 1st on the steps of the Supreme Court along with thousands of other pro-life Americans.
In light of this pivotal moment in history, we have been working overtime to educate Americans on the truth about Dobbs. Through media with statements from the March for Life, we were featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, ABC News, National Review, the Daily Caller, Politico, Catholic News Service, Roll Call, and many others.
I was honored to be included in numerous television interviews on Fox News, ETWN, and more.
While large in-person gatherings were impossible in 2020, in 2021, we resumed marching in person and growing our State March Program. We kicked off the fall of 2021 with two new State Marches in California and Pennsylvania, as well as the 3rd annual Virginia March for Life. Each of these State Marches were an incredible success thanks to our devoted supporters and state partners. As we look ahead to 2022, we are thrilled to add additional State Marches to our growing list.
In a similar vein, we mobilized our March for Life Action Advocacy Network throughout the year to put pro-life citizens in direct communication with their legislators. Each one of the emails and tweets our advocates sent to their lawmakers made a difference—this year almost 300,000 in total! Through the Advocacy Network, pro-life citizens marched for life all year-round.
For example, at our inaugural California March for Life in August, we asked the marchers in attendance to text in and take action on a local piece of legislation that would have forced health insurance providers to cover the cost of abortion in its entirety. Marchers sent hundreds of messages to California lawmakers and the very next day, the bill was pulled and removed from consideration!
As you can see, this year has been a year of pro-life victories across the board. We could not have accomplished any of these victories without your help! With the 49th annual March for Life just a few weeks away, we are confident our 50th year will be the most historic yet. Stay tuned!
Happy New Year from all of us at the March for Life!