– Tom McClusky, March for Life Action President
“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
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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/
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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“Complicated legal arguments don’t take away from the simple fact that a majority of Americans oppose taxpayer funding of abortion. America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is responsible for more than 300,000 abortions each year and was recently found to be involved with the harvesting and trafficking of body parts from aborted babies. Abortion is not healthcare, it is a human rights abuse. Until Planned Parenthood ceases to perform abortions they should not receive any money from taxpayers.” – March for Life President, Jeanne Mancini