Although the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Roe v. Wade unconstitutional last summer, the battle for life is far from over. The 50th annual March for Life is changing its destination but not its commitment to the cause.
“I believe that people marching over the years played a large role in the ultimate overturn of Roe,” Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life says. “I’ve heard from Supreme Court clerks that being in the court on that day, the March for Life day, every year was a very powerful experience.”
Now the group’s focus has shifted to lawmakers. This year, instead of the Supreme Court building, they will march to the U.S. Capitol. Among the thousands of marchers will be members of Students for Life.
“The pro-life generation will be out in full force this year,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of the organization. “They’ll be holding the black and white ‘We Are the Post Roe Generation’ signs as we pass them out. We’ll be giving out I know at least 15,000 signs.”
Although it’s a time of celebration after a hard-fought battle for the pro-life community, Mancini said a lot of work is still ahead.
“A number of years ago, we began a state march initiative as well, so no less than a week and a half (after the D.C. March), we’ll be in Virginia at the state capitol marching for life there at the fifth annual march, and we plan to double the number of state marches this year to be in 10 states,” she said.
Mancini said their goal is to be in all 50 states within five to seven years. Speakers at this year’s March in Washington include football hall-of-Famer Tony Dungy and Jonathan Roumie who plays Jesus in “The Chosen.”
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–Anita Widaman | MV