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National March for Life in DC canceled, will now be virtual

The National Right to Life March in Washington DC has been canceled, citing Covid-19 and security burdens.

In a press statement the organization stated, “The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March for Life. In light of the fact that we are in the midst of a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol, this year’s March for Life will look different.”

Instead, the rally will take place virtually.

“We are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually. We will invite a small group of pro-life leaders from across the country to march in Washington, DC this year.”

The statement went on to say that they are grateful for the countless individuals who attend the event each year for what has been a peaceful march for decades.

Last year, Donald Trump became the first president to attend in person. Pro-life organizations have declared him the most pro-life president in American history.

For those wishing to watch online, here’s how you can join. The March for Life Rally and march to the Supreme Court will be broadcast online exclusively this year. Viewers can visit the their website to sign up.

On January 29th, you will receive an email in your email inbox containing the link to watch the March for Life Rally and march.

In addition, the March for Life has created an instructional packet for classrooms and other groups to participate in the March for Life virtually. You can download the informational packet here: https://marchforlife.org/downloads/

You can join the March for Life online by RSVPing at https://marchforlife.org/2021-virtual-events/.

This is the first time the march has been canceled. The organization says they look forward to resuming the march and rally in 2022.

–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice