The March for Life will take place on a Friday again this year, January 27, exactly one week after the presidential inauguration. The inauguration will mark the end the radically pro-abortion Obama administration! For the first time in eight years, the United States will have a pro-life president and a pro-life vice-president.
President-elect Trump has been very candid about his pro-life convictions. He has backed up his words with a string of high-level, pro-life appointments that began with his selection of Governor Mike Pence to be his vice presidential running-mate. Pence has a 100% pro-life congressional voting record and a strong record of pro-life advocacy as the governor of Indiana.
Our turn to march will come just six days after a pro-abortion march that is being billed as the "Women's March on Washington." That march is being hastily organized to denounce the pro-life advances that our opponents fear will emerge during the next four years and perhaps even during the first 100 days of the Trump administration. People for Life is ready to do its part to ensure that
our March for Life is many, many times bigger than
their march of death.
SUPPORT THE NEW PRESIDENT
This March for Life will be a crucial opportunity to show our support for President Trump and Vice President Pence and for all of the pro-life government officials who will be working in the new administration and the new 115th Congress. The March will also be our best opportunity to show that we expect meaningful pro-life action without delay. A really huge turnout for the March for Life has never been more important. Two immediate priorities on the minds of the marchers will be a cutoff of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation's biggest abortion company, and pro-life appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court.
PRO-LIFE ACTIVISM, ON A SHOESTRING
The Bus Trip is economical in terms of time as well as money. The entire trip requires only about 27 hours, give or take. (Last January, a stoppage on the Pennsylvania Turnpike resulted in a 24-hour delay during our return trip. This was our 43rd March for Life Bus Trip and the only time we ever experienced a significant delay.) Seats are priced at $55, just enough to cover the cost of the buses. The cost of meals can be kept to a minimum by bringing along lots of food and drinks. There are no hotel rooms involved, except for our drivers. They will sleep while we march.
GROUPS ARE WELCOME
We love to host student, church, and other groups, as well as individuals. New groups are always welcome. Our goal is to share the March experience with as many people as possible. For the past nine years, our largest group has consisted of 50 or so middle school students from St. George School along with their chaperones and some parents and siblings. Our Lady of the Lake Church in Edinboro sent a group with us for the first time last January, and another group from the church, about 35 people, will join us again this year. Groups from Mercyhurst University and the Federated Church of East Springfield are also registered. More are expected.
Our buses will depart from St. George School on Thursday evening, January 26 at 11 p.m. One of them will pickup more passengers at the Edinboro Exit of I-79 and rejoin the other buses at our first rest stop. We will arrive in Washington at approximately 7 a.m. and park at RFK Stadium. The return trip begins at 5 p.m.
THE MARCH FOR LIFE
The March for Life program officially begins at noon with a rally on the grounds of the Washington Monument. The March will be 1.6 miles long, beginning at 15th & Constitution Avenue and ending at the U.S. Supreme Court.
WHY WE MARCH
Visiting our nation's capitol is always a special experience for many people, but being there for the March for Life really takes it to the next level. The minor discomforts of an all-night bus trip, chilly weather, and tired feet only add to the intensity of the experience. We do it, not for fun or personal satisfaction, but for the babies, for their mothers and fathers, and for generations yet to be born. We do it to stand with our fellow citizens and show the world what America was truly meant to be: a land where everyone is welcome, where no one is denied their rightful place in the human family, where every life matters. We do it to proclaim to the nation and to the world that every human being is "created equal," with God-given rights that no court decision, no act of Congress, and no executive order can legitimately disregard or revoke.