The 49th annual March for Life returns this year on January 21 in Washington, D.C. with the theme, “Equality Begins in the Womb.” According to The Christian Post, the pro-life organization March for Life has announced an impressive line-up of guests and speakers who will be featured at the event. Thousands of pro-life activists are expected to attend the event with more enthusiasm than ever before with the Supreme Court’s decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization expected soon.
The Christian Post reports that the speakers at the event will include “Reps. Julia Letlow, R-La., and Chris Smith, R-N.J., actor Kirk Cameron and Lisa Robertson of the reality show ‘Duck Dynasty.’ Other speakers include Kristen Waggoner of the religious liberty law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, pro-life activist Toni McFadden, ‘Bible in a Year’ podcast host Father Mike Schmitz, Down syndrome advocate Katie Shaw, Christendom College student George Schuberg and registered nurse Rachel Young.” Additionally, singer Matthew West will host a concert beginning at 11 a.m. until noon when the rally is supposed to begin.
At the conclusion of the rally, which will be around 1 p.m., attendees will march about thirteen blocks, or 1.5 miles, from the National Mall in downtown Washington through Constitution Avenue all the way to the Supreme Court building. An opening prayer from Archbishop Elpidhoros of the Greek Orthodox Church’s Archdiocese of America will begin the March for Life, and a closing prayer will be given by Cissie Graham Lynch of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Leading the march will be students from Christendom College, a Catholic university based in Front Royal, Virginia, and Immanuel Lutheran High School in Alexandria, Virginia.
The president of March for Life, Jeanne Mancini, stated that “Americans everywhere know that unborn children deserve equal rights and protection under the law. We expect this year’s March for Life to be historic with even higher levels of enthusiasm from participants.” Citing the Dobbs case, in which the Supreme Court will determine whether or not a 15-week abortion ban violates the U.S. Constitution, Mancini is optimistic that the law will be upheld and weaken Roe v. Wade.
March for Life shared that more details will become available as the day of the march approaches. With the enthusiasm they have seen thus far, the pro-life organization and their upcoming event is sure to leave pro-life advocates feeling motivated and hopeful.