Many Christians already are making plans to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., in January. Organizers announced that the theme for the 49th march will be “Equality Begins in the Womb.
Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, unveiled the theme at an event held at the Heritage Foundation headquarters in Washington and live-streamed on Facebook. During her remarks, Mancini explained that the theme came in response to the recent national dialogues about the nature of equality in the United States, saying the word is invoked often but “rarely defined.
“While nearly everyone seems to agree that the topic of equality is important, there’s little agreement on what the definition of equality is, who it applies to and how that should be applied to important policy questions,” she said. “We want to expand this debate, this rigorous debate, about equality to include unborn children who are often overlooked because they cannot speak for themselves.”
Mancini said she believes “there is real value in our culture recognizing the inherent dignity of every human life” and that aspects like race, disability status and economic background don’t matter. “What matters is the fact that each of us is a human being. What matters is that life is precious, and that because it has this inherent human dignity, that it should be protected from the moment of conception.”
In addition to Mancini, pro-life activists including Carrie Campbell Severino of the Judicial Network, Ryan Bomberger of the Radiance Foundation and Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie of the Catholic Association gave remarks at the unveiling event.
Heritage Foundation President Kay Cole James, who is scheduled to step down as head of the prominent conservative organization in a few weeks, gave the opening speech and spoke about how much she prioritizes the pro-life cause.
For more information, visit www.marchforlife.org.