The nor'easter slamming Washington with snow and wind gusts won’t stop, or even slow down, the 41st annual March for Life scheduled for Wednesday on the National Mall.
Even though the government is likely to be on “liberal leave” as the city digs out of the storm hitting most of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast, the hundreds of thousands already in town and those in buses from churches from around the country arriving Wednesday morning are still planning to protest the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion.
This just received from organizers:
Snow or Shine the March for Life will Go ON
Washington, DC – The annual March for Life will take place on the National Mall tomorrow at noon. Despite the weather, the March will not be canceled.
The theme of this year’s event is adoption. “Adoption is a heroic decision for pregnant mothers who find themselves in a difficult situation,” says Jeanne Monahan, March for Life President. “We want to eliminate the stigma of adoption and encourage women to pursue this noble option.” This year will mark the 41st March for Life in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of thousands of people participated in the March in 2013, and crowds are expected to keep growing, no matter the weather, as young people from around the country participate.
For current updates on events follow @March_for_Life on twitter and the event hastag: #whywemarch.
WHERE: Between 7th and 8th street on the National Mall
WHEN: 11:30 am ET Concert/warmup with Matt Maher, Christian singer/songwriter
12:00 pm ET Rally with Speakers
1:00 pm ET March to the Supreme Court
WHO: Jeanne Monahan, March for Life President
Patrick Kelly, March for Life Chairman
Dr. James Dobson, Founder of Focus on the Family and host of Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson
Ryan Dobson, co-host of Family Talk with James Dobson
Majority Leader Eric Cantor, (R-VA)
Rep. Dan Lipinski, (D-IL)
Rep. Chris Smith, (R-NJ)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R-MO)
Roger Freeman, Washington State Democratic Legislator
Giovanna Romero, Latinas por la Vida
Nicole Peck, Silent No More
Molly Anne Dutton, Youth Speaker
The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world. The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.