Across the span of one month and two coasts, we hosted three incredible State Marches for Life in California, Virginia, and Pennsylvania—and our State March program is just getting started!
Working with local pro-life organizations, meeting hundreds of pro-life marchers from each community, and affecting pro-life policy at the state-level has been both an invigorating and humbling experience for our whole team. Here’s to many more State Marches in 2022!
In the meantime, I wanted to give you a brief snapshot of the California, Virginia, and Pennsylvania Marches for Life.
California March for Life
On August 25th, we gathered in Sacramento for the first-ever California March for Life. We encouraged hundreds of marchers to contact their local lawmakers about a radical, pro-abortion bill that would have forced health insurance providers to pay for abortions in their entirety, and the bill was halted THE VERY NEXT DAY!
Virginia March for Life
Pennsylvania March for Life
On September 27th, we saw our largest State March crowd this year at the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life. PA State Representative Kathy Rapp, who has been in office for well over a decade, remarked on stage that it was “the largest rally [she] has ever seen in Harrisburg.” Even Pennsylvania’s pro-choice governor saw the crowd and responded against their pro-life witness!
Beautiful weather paired with the courageous presence of pro-life lawmakers on stage and powerful testimonies from abortion-healed speakers like Toni McFadden and Abby Johnson made the day as impactful as it was.
There is one reason why these State Marches are so beautiful and so fruitful: you. We are honored to march beside you and give joyful witness to the beauty of life. Thank you for marching with us. Each step brings us closer to each other and to the day when the heartbreak of abortion will be unthinkable.
Last week, we hosted our first-ever official California March for Life. What an incredible day it was! We are overjoyed by the enthusiasm and support of life that we encountered in Sacramento. Several hundred pro-life Californians came together from all over the state, heard from amazing local lawmakers and speakers, and marched around the Capitol grounds in defense of the unborn.
Not only were pro-life Californians seen on Capitol grounds, but we were heard.
A priority of the California March for Life was for our attendees to contact their California lawmakers to stop a bill that would force health insurance providers to pay for abortions in their entirety. By the end of the day, we had sent several hundred emails to their offices!
One marcher told us
I was so encouraged and excited at how many pro-lifers there were and how peacefully yet enthusiastically they marched around the Capitol Building. The speakers were amazing and it was so cool that they joined us all in marching, and not only speaking. I am hoping to go to the March for Life in DC next year. Thank you so much for making this happen!
We are already looking forward to hosting another California March for Life next year.
We were also joined virtually by several thousand viewers! If you want to watch the inspiring California March for Life Rally, you can re-watch the Livestream of the event on our YouTube channel.
California March for Life | 2021California claims to be the epicenter of the ‘progressive’ agenda but when it comes to treating every human life with dignity and respect the Golden State has a tarnished record.
The CA March for Life is an opportunity for pro-life California to unite and encourage state legislators to craft policies that respect the rights of the unborn. Every human life has dignity, and our laws must reflect that truth.
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Learn more at ca.marchforlife.org
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So what’s next?
We plan to host many more State Marches in state capitals across the country over the next few years!
State Marches are crucial to our mission of making abortion unthinkable. When Americans gather in their state capitals to march for life, both the local lawmakers and the local community can glimpse just how personal and important this issue is to their constituents and neighbors. Now more than ever, states must unite for life and use their voices for the voiceless. Defending life truly demands local engagement!
March for Life Partnered with the California Family Council Announces
2021 California March for Life
First ever official California March for Life to take place in Sacramento on August 25, 2021
SACRAMENTO, CA – March for Life is honored to partner with the California Family Council to organize the first ever official California March for Life on August 25, 2021 in Sacramento, California. Marchers will rally at the state capitol to call for an end to pro-abortion extremism in the state.
“We are delighted to partner with the California Family Council, a stellar pro-life organization in the state, to help plan and launch the first ever California March for Life. The march is an opportunity for California pro-lifers to unite and encourage state legislators to craft policies that respect the rights of the unborn,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund. “Every human life has dignity, and our laws must reflect that.”
Jonathan Keller, President of California Family Council, said, “California claims to be the epicenter of the ‘progressive’ agenda, but when it comes to treating every human life with dignity and respect our Golden State has a tarnished record. That’s why California Family Council is thrilled to partner with our friends at the national March for Life to host a peaceful gathering on August 25 on the steps of the Capitol. We invite all people to join us in celebrating God’s gift of life from conception to its natural end. Let us all recommit ourselves to liberty and justice for all – born and unborn.”
The California March for Life will start with a rally at the State Capitol at 11:00 a.m. PT, followed by a march at 12:00 p.m. PT. More details, including a list of speakers, to be announced soon.
Learn more at camarchforlife.org.