What is the March for Life?
The March for Life began in Washington, DC as a small demonstration in direct response to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. Taking place every year since 1974, the March for Life rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. This peaceful gathering of hundreds of thousands is a powerful witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.
Where and when is the March for Life?
The March for Life Rally will be held on Friday, January 19, 2024 on the National Mall in Washington, DC between the Washington Monument and 10th Street. The pre-rally concert will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the rally at 12 noon. The March for Life begins immediately following the rally at approximately 1:00 p.m. when we will march to Independence Ave. between the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court. We encourage you to visit your congressmen in the House and Senate office buildings after you finish the march.
Why is the March for Life always held in January?
The March for Life was originally founded by Nellie Gray and other pro-life advocates in opposition to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case decision, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. The original March for Life was held on the 1-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1974. Now, we hold the March, which brings together the pro-life movement across the nation, on the Friday closest to this somber anniversary to stand up for the 63 million lives lost since Roe.
How do I begin to plan a March for Life trip?
It’s never too early to start planning! Whether coming for the day of the March for Life or for the whole week, it’s important to schedule the events you’ll be attending, book your lodging and transportation, and know the route of the March for Life.
Download the March for Life Trip Planner!
Have questions on airports, buses, the Metro, or hotels? Visit the links below.
Learn more about traveling in DC
What other events can I go to while in DC for the March for Life?
There are dozens of pro-life events happening in DC surrounding the March for Life. We encourage all marchers to get connected with the national pro-life movement. Learn more about all March for Life related events below.
Can I use the March for Life Logo?
The March for Life logo is under strict copyright regulation and not available for public use. However, our online store includes items that can be customized.
We do encourage marchers to use the March for Life theme logo for promotional events and graphics. If using the March for Life theme logo, we request that the following language be included:
“The theme and artwork are copyrights of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, used with permission, all rights reserved. [Name of the event] is not an affiliate of or legal division of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, which you can learn more about at marchforlife.org.”
The March is over, now what?
Before you leave DC, we strongly encourage you to visit your elected officials and advocate for life!
Download March for Life Action: Capitol Hill 101
Read the list of prohibited items in the Capitol Visitor Center
When you go home, get involved! Don’t make the March for Life a once a year event, but work every day to protect the unborn. Text MARCH to 73075 to get monthly action alerts and ideas for staying involved in the pro-life movement.
When is the next March for Life?
The March for Life will be held on the Friday closest to the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1974.
2024: Friday, January 19
2025: Friday, Janaury 24
We also encourage all attendees of the National March for Life to stay involved in the pro-life movement all year long. Visit our State Marches page to find local events.
*2025 is an Inaugural year. Check here for special times and loactions of our events.