For the first time since 1974, the March for Life will not be in Washington, D.C.
The March for Life announced on Friday that they will instead hold a virtual rally on Jan. 29. The pro-life organization dropped the news on social media and its website.
Here’s the announcement on Twitter below:
Here’s the text from Twitter below:
“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.
“The annual rally will take place virtually and 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.
“These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected.
“We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life, and we look forward to being together in person next year.”
Here’s how some users reacted:
National Review writer Alexandra DeSanctis wrote, “This is a pretty heartbreaking decision, especially after a year of so much loss, despair, and unrest. The March for Life is such a sign of hope, and a desperately needed demonstration against the violence abortion does to the most vulnerable among us.”
Another user wrote, “Get your pro-life memes ready then.”
Sr. Josephine Garrett of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth said, “All who planned to go to the March for Life can take the funds they were going to use for travel and donate it for the needs of pregnant women and new mothers in low income and/or high risk situations.”
Fr. Matthew Schneider, LC, said, “No March for Life this year. / How can we do a virtual March on the 29th? / I was thinking people still making posters or wearing shirts, but posting them on social media with hashtags that day, but maybe others better or additional idea.”
What are your thoughts?