Next Friday, tens of thousands, including NRB president & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson and several other members of the NRB staff, are gathering in the nation’s capital to rally in celebration of the sanctity of life. Together we will march down from the National Mall to Capitol Hill to urge respect for human life and the end of abortion in America.
Every year since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its infamous Roe v. Wade decision on January 22, 1973, masses of pro-life marchers have come to Washington to protest that ruling and to promote a culture that properly values prenatal life.
This year, the March for Life theme will be “Love Saves Lives,” which organizers say embodies “the true spirit and mission of the pro-life movement by enlisting the power of love to empower others to choose life.” NRB is a “White Rose” sponsor of the event.
Johnson said, “We are called by our Lord to love our neighbor, and that includes women and children in the most vulnerable of situations. Let us stand and march together on their behalf!”
Ahead of the march itself, pro-lifers will gather on the National Mall for a rally featuring speakers including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wis.); U.S. Representatives Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) and Chris Smith (R-N.J.); Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James; Pam Tebow, mother of celebrated athlete Tim Tebow; former NFL player Matt Birk and his wife, Adrianna; and Sisters of Life’s Sr. Bethany Madonna. Best-selling musical artist Plumb will be performing.
Those who cannot make it to the nation’s capital next week but would like to add their voice that day are encouraged to join pro-lifers on social media using the hashtag #WhyWeMarch.
The March for Life Rally will take place at noon. Following the rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets at approximately 1:00 p.m.
By NRB Staff
Published: January 11, 2018