Billed as “the largest pro-life rally in the world”, the March for Life will take place Friday, January 27th, 2017.
The main march will take place in Washington D.C. on Friday, but other rallies have taken place or will take place between January 14th and February 4th in selected cities.
March for Life Schedule:
The program starts at 11:45 am with opening music near the Washington Monument at the intersection of 15th and 17th streets.
The rally officially kicks off at Noon with the march up Consitution Avenue beginning at 1:00 pm.
11:45 a.m. Musical Opening with Transform DJs
12:00 p.m. Rally Program
1:00 p.m. March up Constitution Avenue to Supreme Court and Capitol Building
3:00 p.m. Silent No More testimonies outside U.S. Supreme Court
3:30 p.m. Visit your Representative or Senator to advocate for life
Security Measures for the March for Life:
The site warns prospective participants that security measures could slow them down and they should be prepared:
Participants should be aware that due to heightened security concerns, all will be required to go through airport-type screening to reach the rally site. The screening stations will be on the Washington Monument grounds directly north of the Monument near 16th Street. Screening will begin at 9:00 AM. Please allow extra time to get to the rally site.
Prohibited Items that will be screened for are listed here. Surrendered items will not be returned, will not be available for pick-up.
Scheduled Speakers at the March for Life:
- Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump.
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York City.
- Benjamin Watson, Tight End for the Baltimore Ravens.
- Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director and founder of “And Then There Were None”.
- Karyme Lozano, Mexican telenovela star.
- Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show.
- Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., President at Church of God In Christ World Missions.
- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA).
- Rep. Mia Love (R-UT).
- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).
In a direct contrast to the Woman’s March last weekend, the March for Life organizers are asking that participants are respectful by not engaging counter-protesters nor littering.\
While walking, and riding the metro in D.C. please be respectful of residents and commuters. Let’s show the Nation’s Capital how passionate and polite and respectful pro-lifers really are! Please read these 6 tips for riding the metro.
Do not leave trash or signs on the grounds of the National Mall, Supreme Court, or Capitol. This is our Nation’s Capital and we should treat it with dignity and respect. If trash bins are full, please carry your trash or sign with you until you find an available trash bin.
Do not engage with counter-protesters. Once again, please be respectful of all people and stay focused on the cause of promoting and celebrating life, lovingly, prayerfully, and graciously.