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MARCH FOR LIFE - Washington D.C.

What is "March for Life"? DATE FOR 2025 PENDING

"January 22, 1973 is ingrained in the minds of pro-lifers because on that infamous historic day the Supreme Court invalidated 50 state laws and made abortion legal and available on demand throughout the United States in the now-infamous decisions in Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton.

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., began as a small demonstration and rapidly grew to be the largest pro-life event in the world.  The peaceful demonstration that has followed on this somber anniversary every year since 1973 is a witness to the truth concerning the greatest human rights violation of our time, legalized abortion on demand.

At the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, we mourned the death in 2012 of Nellie Gray, the founder of the March for Life and the “Joan of Arc” of the pro-life movement. In October 1973, months after the Roe and Doe decisions, a group of thirty pro-life leaders gathered in Nellie’s home in Washington, D.C. to discuss how to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Roe. There was a fear that January 22 would pass as any other day rather than allow for a moment to reflect upon how legalized abortion had hurt women and taken babies’ lives over the course of the year. That was the day that plans for the first March for Life began." (Source:

March for Life 2020 Review

In 2020 Mecosta/Osceola County RTL was able to help fund 10 Ferris State students to the 2020 March. The students were primarily members of Ferris State College Republications and Protect Life. These students joined a group from Protect Life in Grand Rapids for a bus ride to Washington, DC. The 2021 event is January 29.

March for Life

March for Life 2021 Details

Following are the details for the 2021 March:

  • Registration is September 21 - December 15 or before if buses are filled

  • All ProLife College Students

  • Cost is $183. However, we are asking students to contribute $25 and we will cover the rest

  • Event includes transportation, hotel stay, monuments tour, snacks and T-shirt

  • Refunds will be made if Covid restrictions cause cancellation of the event

Update : due to the pandemic, the march is cancelled for this year. However, there is a virtual event scheduled. Go to here to register.

How can I get involved?

  • contact your local affiliate about participating

  • make a contribution to your affiliate to help fund participants

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