March for Life, Partnered with The Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life, Announce Virginia March for Life

 

March for Life, Partnered with The Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life, Announce Virginia March for Life

First ever official Virginia March for Life to take place in Richmond on April 3rd, 2019

 

RICHMOND, Va. – March for Life is excited to partner with The Family Foundation, Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life to organize the first ever official Virginia March for Life on April 3rd, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. Marchers will rally at the state capital to call for an end to pro-abortion extremism in the state.

“As a fellow Virginian I am delighted that we will partner with such strong pro-life, pro-family organizations to help plan and initiate the first Virginia March for Life. We will bring together and mobilize countless pro-life Virginians who are appalled by the past few weeks’ pro-abortion activity in their beloved state,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund. “Given such an extreme pro-abortion agenda, it is imperative for all of us to stand together for the rights of the unborn. Every human life should be valued and protected.”

The Virginia March for Life will start with a rally at 11am ET, followed by a march at 12pm ET. More details, including a list of speakers, to be announced soon.

Learn more at  virginiamarchforlife.org .

 

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March for Life applauds President for highlighting life in State of the Union

 

“We applaud the President for condemning the extremist abortion propositions out of New York and Virginia and for calling on Congress to ban late-term abortion during his State of the Union Address. The American consensus opposes abortion after the first trimester, yet some politicians continue to embrace and perpetuate an unprecedentedly radical pro-abortion agenda. Among them are Virginia Governor Ralph Northam who recently condoned infanticide and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, by bringing Planned Parenthood President Dr. Leana Wen as her guest tonight, has pledged her allegiance to an organization that continues to endorse legislation that allows abortion until birth.

While politicians like these are in step with a powerful abortion lobby, they are out of touch with the American people. We ask Congress to heed President Trump’s call to pass legislation prohibiting late-term abortion as well for a quick floor vote in the Senate on the Born-Alive bill so that Governor Northam’s infanticide fantasy may never be reality. It is time for politicians, regardless of party, to stand up in favor of protecting innocent life.”

– Tom McClusky, March for Life Action President

Statement on the Blocked Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act Voice-Vote

“Sen. Patty Murray, acting on behalf of Senate Democrats, blocked even having a voice-vote on common-sense legislation that would prohibit the killing of babies who survive a botched abortion, and instead chose to stand up in favor of infanticide and the abortion lobby. This pro-death mentality is the same one that has recently moved some lawmakers to propose extremely permissive late-term abortion bills in states like New York and Virginia. The consensus among the vast majority of Americans is that abortion should be limited to – at most – the first trimester. We call on Senate Majority Leader McConnell to bring the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act to a floor vote so that constituents know exactly where their elected officials stand on protecting the fundamental right to life.”

– Tom McClusky, March for Life Action President

March for Life Statement on Covington Catholic Controversy

 

“After our peaceful rally and March on the afternoon of Friday, January 18, an unfortunate incident took place that evening at the Lincoln Memorial.  The March for Life learned of this incident Saturday afternoon, January 19. Based upon incomplete information, we made a statement critical of the behavior of the students from Covington Catholic High School. As further information came, we retracted our initial statement on January 20 and indicated a further statement would follow once more facts came to light.

 

For our rush to judgment and initial statement based on incomplete and misleading information, we apologize.  The facts that have since come to light reveal that the boys from Covington Catholic experienced some real and inexcusable intimidation, insults, and harassment.  We have tremendous respect for the schools, families and young people who travel long distances and make sacrifices to attend the March each year. In the future, when it comes to the accuracy of breaking news reports or social media coverage of the March, we will not trust, we will verify.

 

For 46 years the March for Life has been a place where millions have enjoyed their First Amendment rights to freely speak and assemble. The young people who come to the March for Life each year stand up peacefully and joyfully in defense of the unborn, while also grieving for the 60 million lives lost to abortion since Roe v. Wade – sisters and brothers missing from their own generation whom they will never know. These young people should be encouraged and respected by adults in our society.  While this incident has impacted many, it will not stop our work to build a culture of life.  We will continue to exercise our first amendment rights in defense of the unborn, as we have done peacefully for so many years.” – March for Life Education and Defense Fund

 

Marching On: Make Your Voice Heard!

 

Have you seen the heart-breaking news out of New York? 

Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed a law legalizing abortion up until birth in the state of New York.

The video screenshot in our tweet below shows lawmakers cheering in celebration of the passage of this legislation which will allow for the dismemberment of unborn babies in the third trimester.

 

This legislation had been stopped in the New York legislature for years due to pro-life state senators. However, several of those members lost their races in November.

This is a consequential reminder that as a pro-life American – your voice matters – at the local, state, and federal level.

Now that we have all been inspired at the 2019 March for Life, it’s time to turn our voices to the public square to make an impact for life.

Will you join all your voice with others around the country to send a resounding, unified message to Congress and the Administration that life must be protected?

There is a very real threat from pro-abortion lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives to remove important pro-life policies like the Hyde Amendment.

It is absolutely critical that every pro-lifer makes their voice heard to protect these pro-life policies that save lives and prevent our taxpayer dollars from paying for abortion.

The news out of New York is distressing. We must rededicate our efforts in every state, and in our nation’s capital to make an impact for the cause of life.

Lives are at stake – will you join us?

Thank you for using your voice to defend the most vulnerable among us.

I March for those who can’t

 

This year hundreds of thousands came to the March for Life despite a government shutdown and impending snow storm. We asked our pro-life marchers why they came, here’s what they said…

 

Jennifer: In 1968, I was eighteen, unmarried, and pregnant. My friends urged me to have an abortion. I never once thought about doing it. I thank God every day for my son. Turns out that after the birth of my son, I was never able to have children. The only reason my son was born, the doctor said, is that I was young. If I would have had an abortion, I would have missed the most wonderful part of my life: motherhood. He is a wonderful person and has contributed much to the world. He might never have been born, and I would have regretted that decision the rest of my life. We don’t know what the future may bring. Like me, you may only get one chance.

 

 

 

Andres: I march because, as a veteran of 20 years with the US Navy, and as what real true men do, I defend the weak and the voiceless.

 

Kathy: I March because I want others to know how grateful I am for the life that I have and how important it is for everyone to be given that same opportunity to be born and have the life that God intended for them. I March for those who can’t because they are not here but should have been. I March to let mothers know that so many of us care deeply and are here to help! Whatever she needs to give her baby life!

 

 

Laura: We march so that our daughter always knows she had the right to live! Our family video is on YouTube here is the link!

 

Samuel: The March for Life offers to all the participants to unite as one in the most grand peaceful demonstration to express our determination and longing to see the end of abortion. We are all so motivated, inspired and exhilarated find ourselves in the midst of the immense throng of like-minded people.

 

 

Why do you march for life? Share why you march at whywemarch.org and by using #whywemarch.

Pro-Life Advocacy at the March for Life

 

The March for Life is happening this week!

To help you get ready for Friday, Tom McClusky, President of March for Life Action, and Katrina Gallic with the March for Life chatted about effective ways you can make a difference for pro-life legislation.

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Here are two things you can do this week to promote life-saving laws:

1. Invite your Congressmen and Senators to the 2019 March for Life.

Even if your congressmen or senators are not pro-life or are unable to attend, they will know that you, their constituent, support the March for Life and that the pro-life mission is important to you.

Follow this LINK to invite your lawmakers to the 2019 March for Life.

2. Visit your Congressmen and Senators during the 2019 March for Life.

The March for Life is a fantastic opportunity to bring the pro-life message to your Representatives and Senators in person. Whether or not they are pro-life, your elected officials need to know that their constituents support legal restrictions on abortion and want no taxpayer funding for abortions. Don’t assume they won’t be in the office, even with the government shutdown, many congressman and senators will be in their D.C. offices this week.

Follow this LINK to find your legislators’ contact information.

With a pro-abortion majority in control of the House of Representatives, it is critical that we urge our elected officials to fight for laws that protect the unborn. Thank you for supporting March for Life Action as we do just that.

We look forward to marching with you all this Friday, January 18, in Washington, D.C.!

Vice President Mike Pence to Address 37th Annual March for Life Rose Dinner

 

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Vice President Mike Pence to Address 37th Annual March for Life Rose Dinner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today March for Life announced that Vice President Pence will address its 37th annual Rose Dinner happening on January 18th, 2019.

“It is a great honor to have Vice President Pence speak at this year’s Rose Dinner,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life.

“The Vice President made history in 2017 when he addressed the March for Life just one week after the inauguration, and we are delighted to have him return to speak in a more intimate setting. Throughout his extensive career, Vice President Pence has remained exemplary in his commitment to protecting the sanctity of unborn life and it is our utmost privilege to have a pro-life champion of his stature address this year’s Rose Dinner.”

Vice President Mike Pence will be joined by keynote speaker Dr. Kathi Aultman, former abortionist and fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in addressing the 37th annual Rose Dinner.

For more details about the event see: https://marchforlife.org/mfl-2019/rose-dinner/

The 46th Annual March for Life Announces Bipartisan Congressional Speaker Lineup

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March for Life is thrilled to announce that Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT), Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL), Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), and State Rep. Katrina Jackson (D-LA) will address the 46th annual March for Life on January 18th, 2019.

“We are delighted to have these four pro-life champions speak at the March for Life rally. The right to life is a non-partisan issue and, regardless of politics, we should all unite for life and stand against abortion, the greatest human rights abuse of our time,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life.

Sen. Daines, Rep. Lipinski, Rep. Smith and State Rep. Jackson will join Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire, Abby Johnson, founder of And Then There Were None, Dr. Alveda King, Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn with Priests for Life, Dr. Kathi Aultman, fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Ally Cavazos, President of Princeton Pro-Life, and Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Pro-life Activities Committee.

Over one hundred thousand Americans are set to travel from across the country to our nation’s capital for this year’s March for Life, the largest annual pro-life demonstration in the world. This year’s theme, “Unique from Day One: Pro-life is Pro-science” focuses on how scientific advancements reveal the humanity of the unborn child from the moment of conception.

 

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Did You See These Pictures?

As we head into 2019, let’s never lose sight of the purpose for why we do what we do – why we march.

We march to end abortion so that the beauty and dignity of every life is valued and protected.

Every human – from the moment of conception – is unique and worthy of love.

Our top posts on Facebook and Instagram in 2018 beautifully communicate this message!

Choosing life changes the course of our future.

We hope you will join us in 2019 as we continue to march towards ending abortion!