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.
First-ever official Pennsylvania March for Life in Harrisburg September 27
HARRISBURG, PA – March for Life, partnered with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, will host the first ever official Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, September 27, 2021, in Harrisburg, PA. The event will take place on the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s first day back in session when marchers will rally at the front steps of the state capitol to call on legislators to protect unborn children. It will feature a compelling lineup of renown national and local pro-life leaders.
“We are proud to host this first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life and to be joined by so many remarkable pro-life leaders who in their own ways work daily to build a culture of life. We hope this event will energize the people of Pennsylvania to help shape local policies that respect the rights of the unborn,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund.
“Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision, well over two million unborn babies have lost their lives to abortion in Pennsylvania alone,” said Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Institute. “Every day in our commonwealth, the lives of over 80 unborn babies are taken through abortion. And that’s why we march. It’s time for this to end.”
Speakers and participants in the rally will include:
- PA House Rep. Kathy Rapp, 65th District
- Speaker of the House. Rep. Bryan Cutler, District 100
- Majority Leader, Senator Leader Kim Ward, District 39
- Ryan Bomberger, president of the Radiance Foundation
- Abby Johnson, And Then There Were None, Pro Love Ministries
- Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life
- Toni McFadden, Founder of Relationship’s Matter
- Michael Geer, president of Pennsylvania Family Institute
- Elena Liguori – U. of Pittsburgh Alumni 2020, Current Masters of Science in Bioengineering/Medical Product Engineering at U. of Pittsburgh, December 2021
- Bishop Gainer, Diocese of Harrisburg
- Covenant Christian Academy Choir
- Herb Lusk III, Greater Exodus Baptist Church
11:00 AM – Rally w/ speakers (listed above)
12:00 PM – March around PA State Capitol Building
The Rally will take place on the front steps of the State Capitol Building at 501 N 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. (corner of 3rd Street and State Street)
Learn more and RSVP at PA.MarchForLife.org
March for Life Partnered with the Pennsylvania Family Institute Announces
2021 Pennsylvania March for Life
First ever official Pennsylvania March for Life to take place in Harrisburg on September 27, 2021
HARRISBURG, PA – March for Life has partnered with the Pennsylvania Family Institute to organize the first ever official Pennsylvania March for Life on Monday, September 27, 2021, in Harrisburg, PA. On the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s first day back in session, marchers will rally at the steps of the state capitol to call on legislators to protect unborn children.
“We are honored to partner with a leading pro-life organization in the state, Pennsylvania Family Institute, to help inaugurate the first ever Pennsylvania March for Life. The march gives pro-life Pennsylvanians an opportunity to shape local policies by encouraging state legislators to respect the rights of the unborn,” said Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund. “Every human life should be welcomed and deserves legal protection.”
Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute said, “We’re excited to unite with families and individuals from communities throughout Pennsylvania for an outstanding display of pro-life support at our State Capitol. This is a timely opportunity to unite, educate, and mobilize pro-life Pennsylvanians to influence the public discussion and to send a strong message of support for protecting all innocent human life from conception to natural death.”
The Pennsylvania March for Life will start with a rally at the State Capitol at 11:00 am ET, followed by a march at 12:00 pm ET. More details, including a list of speakers, to be announced soon.
Learn more and RSVP at PAMarchforLife.org.