Hundreds of thousands have been joining the mission of the March since its inception. The March happens every year in January, but it is also a mission that spans the country and the digital sphere 365 days a year. The following are just a few of the highlights of what is possible when people rally behind the importance of the dignity of life.
Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed as the 115th Supreme Court Justice of the United States
- March for Life Action mobilizes 24k activists to send over 62k petitions to their Senators in support of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
Theme: Together Strong: Life Unites!
Date: January 29, 2021
- Each of us has a critical and irreplaceable role to play in building a culture of life. As Mother Teresa of Calcutta put it, ‘You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.’ From choosing adoption to joyfully accepting the responsibilities of fatherhood and motherhood, from sidewalk counseling to lobbying, from prenatal care to post-abortion support, from praying for the most vulnerable to voting to protect them, everyone is desperately needed. Our gifts and talents, united in the service of one common mission, make us Together Strong!
Second Annual Virginia March for Life draws thousands to the state capitol in Richmond, Virginia.
President Trump becomes the first sitting president to attend the March for Life
“The March for Life is a movement born out of love. You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation, and you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.”
Theme: Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman
Date: January 24, 2020
- 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. As we celebrate this great moment in history, we remember and honor the suffragists, the original feminist leaders who recognized the inherent dignity of the unborn and that abortion not only ended a life but harmed women. The pro-life movement continues their legacy, recognizing that equal rights begin in the womb.
Theme: Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science
- Being pro-life is not in opposition to science. It’s quite the opposite in fact! Medical and technological advancements continue to reaffirm the science behind the pro-life cause – that life begins at fertilization, or day one, when egg meets sperm and a new, unique, human embryo is created.
When life begins and the stages of prenatal development are scientific facts. Humanity – and our uniqueness as individuals – begins at day one, at fertilization. Life, in its most vulnerable form, should be protected.
Vice President Mike Pence Surprises the Crowd at the March for Life Rally and Speaks at the March for Life Rose Dinner
- “In America life is winning because of all of you, because of the courage and tenacity of the hundreds of thousands who joined the March today and the tens of millions that they represent. Life is winning because of the conviction of the leaders that you have helped elect and every level from State House, to Congress, to the White House…Today, at this wonderful Rose Dinner, let me just urge you to press on.” – Vice President Mike Pence on January 18, 2019
President Trump Declares His Commitment to Veto Any Legislation Removing Pro-Life Policies
The First Virginia State March for Life draws 7,000 Virginias, the largest crowd to assemble at the Richmond Capitol outside of a Governor’s Inauguration
Born Alive Act Discharge Petition is Brought to the House Floor with a Record 191 signatures
- March for Life Action mobilizes 41K activists to petition Congress 118K times in support of the Born Alive Act
Trump Administration Halts Aborted Fetal Tissue Research Funding
- March for Life Action mobilizes 8.8K activists to petition Congress 111K times to stop funding research on aborted baby body parts
Planned Parenthood Loses $60 Million in Title X Funding
- March for Life Action mobilizes 20.7K activists to send 60K petitions to HHS in support of the Protect Life Rule
March for Life co-hosts “Alive From New York” with Focus on the Family
2019 March for Life news features received 5.99 billion in online readership, 11.2 million media coverage views, and 542 thousand news feature social shares.
March for Life social media content was viewed over 27 million times in January 2019
March for Life reached 400,000 followers on social media, gaining 100,000 from January to June alone
Theme: Love Saves Lives
- Choosing life is not always easy, but it is the loving, empowering, and self-sacrificial option. Love is universally attractive because it is directed towards others. Love is what we all strive for because deep-down we are all drawn to give of ourselves in this way. Love saves lives in countless ways.
President Trump Makes a Historic Address to the Marchers Via Rose Garden Live Stream.
- “Today, I’m honored and really proud to be the first President to stand with you here at the White House to address the 45th March for Life…The March for Life is a movement born out of love. You love your families, you love your neighbors, you love our nation, and you love every child, born and unborn, because you believe that every life is sacred, that every child is a precious gift from God.” – President Donald Trump on January 19, 2018
Justice Brett Kavanaugh is Confirmed to the Supreme Court
- March for Life Action mobilizes 20K activists to send over 33K petitions to Congress in support of Kavanaugh’s confirmation
March for Life Action mobilized over 9.6K activists to petition HHS Sec. Alex Azar to cut off Title X funding for abortion providers
March for Life social media content received over 4.3 million engagements and 82 million views.
March for Life Action drafted an Honest Government Pledge calling on Congress to stop approving Omnibus bills permit taxpayer-funded abortion, gaining support from other pro-life groups, including Club for Growth, FreedomWorks, Heritage Foundation, Family Research Council, and Susan B. Anthony List.
March for Life reached 250,000 followers across social media
Theme: The Power of One
- One person can make a difference in the world, whether in the life of one person or many. Sadly, in the U.S. alone, more than 1 million babies are not even given the opportunity to live and change the world each year. Building a culture of life and ending abortion takes each and every person. Starting with your family or neighborhood, our collective efforts will change hearts and minds, save lives, and build a culture of life.
Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance: President Trump reinstated the 2001 Mexico City Policy, ensuring no U.S. taxpayer money would support foreign organizations that perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.
Justice Neil Gorsuch succeeded Justice Antony Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. The March for Life worked exceptionally hard during Justice Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings to educate members about his outstanding qualifications as a jurist.
The March for Life’s content received over 20 million views in January.
March for Life president Jeanne Mancini wrote (or gave content for) over 150 media pieces.
Since 2012, Jeanne Mancini has spoken to over 250 groups on the issue of life.
Theme: Pro-Life and Pro-Woman Go Hand in Hand
- It has been said — politically and culturally — that for one to be pro-woman one must be pro-choice. But nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly, there are so many confusing messages regarding women and the issue of abortion, compounded by the false “war on women” rhetoric.
The truth is that life is the empowering choice for women. It’s best for women and families facing unplanned pregnancies, and it’s best for developing female babies in the womb. Abortion harms women, and affects our society as a whole, in so many ways.
March for Life Action launched an educational commercial campaign, “Consensus,” which was viewed over 900,000 times on YouTube and over 1.6 million times on TV during September and October.
March for Life Action was an integral part of platform development during the political party conventions and developed a pro-life scorecard for the presidential election.
The March for Life reached over 40 millions users on social media during the month of January and over 170 millions users throughout the year.
Increased the Evangelical presence at the March for Life and marked the first conference coinciding with the March for Life events.
The March for Life participated in over 200 media interviews and published 16 opinion editorials on pro-life issues throughout the year.
Theme: Every Life is a Gift
- Tragically, studies reveal that approximately 85% of preborn babies diagnosed in the womb with fetal abnormalities are aborted. That national abortion average is approximately 20%. Any abortion is one too many, but these precious children are being eradicated through abortion.
We aim to bring attention to this issue, on the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disability Act, which allows for disabled Americans to live much fuller lives than years ago. There is a sad irony that those with disability can flourish as never before, but so many are never able to be born. Let’s also allow the little ones in the womb the most basic right, to live and then fully enjoy those protections.
From 2012 to 2015, the March for Life grew from a volunteer-led organization with an annual budget of $200,000 to a professional organization with an annual budget of $880,000 and 6 full-time staff members
Gained 50(c)4 status for our political action branch March for Life Action
March for Life Action president Tom McClusky ensured Republican leadership would start whipping pro-life bills. As a result, 6 pro-life bills were passed in the Chamber:
- HR 3 – No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion
- HJ 43 – Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act
- HR 36 – Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act
- HR 3134 – Defund Planned Parenthood Act
- HR 3495 – Women’s Public Health and Safety Act
- HR 3504 – Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act
The March for Life reached over 40 million people on social media in January alone.
Began the #marchforlife campaign on Twitter with participants including Pope Francis – “Every life is a Gift. #marchforlife”
Made multiple appearances on CNN, BBC, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and Fox and in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Washington Times.
Since becoming the president of the March for Life in 2012, Jeanne Mancini has spoken to over 125 groups, ranging from the Italian March for Life to local pro-life organizations in D.C. and Virginia.
53 abortion clinics closed, over 300 abortion clinic workers left their jobs, and abortions decreased by 32,000 annually.
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