March for Life Announces Speakers for Historic 50th Annual March for Life – First post-Roe
“This year will be a somber reminder of the millions of lives lost to abortion in the past 50 years, but also a celebration of how far we have come…”
~ Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life~
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the March for Life Education and Defense Fund announced the full lineup of speakers for the landmark 50th annual March for Life, which is the first in a post-Roe America, taking place on January 20, 2023. Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, who won the Dobbs Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade; Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan’s Purse; Sister Mary Casey of the Sisters of Life; Dr. Christina Francis, CEO-Elect of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists; and Gina Tomes, Program Director of the Bethlehem House maternity home, will join Jonathan Roumie, best known for his award-winning role as “Jesus” in THE CHOSEN, and Coach Tony Dungy, NYT bestselling author and Pro-Football Hall of Famer, in addressing Marchers this year. Additional legislative speakers include: House Majority Leader Steve Scalise; Congressman Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus; and Connecticut State Representative Treneé McGhee.
The theme for this year’s March for Life, Next Steps: Marching into a Post-Roe America, emphasizes the need in the absence of Roe v. Wade for pro-life advocates to continue boldly marching in defense of the unborn – both on the state and federal level – and advocating for a minimum federal standard to protect innocent life against radical pro-abortion legislation.
“We are overjoyed to welcome these inspiring pro-life leaders at this year’s 50th March for Life, the first in our post-Roe nation,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life Education and Defense Fund. “With Roe now behind us, we are empowered to save countless innocent American lives by continuing to advocate for commonsense protections at the state and federal level, educating Americans on the intrinsic dignity of all human life. This year will be a somber reminder of the millions of lives lost to abortion in the past 50 years, but also a celebration of how far we have come and where we as a movement need to focus our effort as we enter this new era in our quest to protect life.”
The March for Life Rally Friday, Jan. 20th, 2023, begins at Noon Eastern on the National Mall in Washington, DC
- Jonathan Roumie, best known for his award-winning role as ‘Jesus’ in the groundbreaking series, THE CHOSEN, a drama about the life of Jesus Christ.
- Coach Tony Dungy, New York Times bestselling author and Pro-Football Hall of Famer
- Dr. Christina Francis, CEO-Elect of AAPLOG
- Gina Tomes, Director of the Bethlehem House Maternity Home
- Sister Mary Casey, Sisters of Life
- Casey Gunning, teacher’s assistant and lifelong athlete in the Special Olympics
- Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, who won the Dobbs Supreme Court case that overturned Roe v. Wade
- House Majority Leader Steve Scalise
- Congressman Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chair of the Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
- Connecticut State Representative Treneé McGhee
The Most Reverend Bishop Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington will lead the opening prayer, with Franklin Graham, American Evangelist and Missionary, delivering the closing prayer. Logan Earnest, a College Knight from George Washington University, will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance, and Ariel Walden will sing the national anthem.
We Are Messengers, the GMA Dove-nominated and K-LOVE Award-winning musical group, will perform the pre-rally concert.
The 50th annual March for Life, the world’s largest annual human rights demonstration, will be held on January 20, 2023 in Washington, DC. The March for Life will share additional updates as we draw closer to the day of the March.