One of the largest pro-life gatherings in the nation has decided to move the 2021 event to a virtual format. The March for Life, which usually takes place in Washington D.C., is normally held around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
In a statement on their web site, President Jeanne Mancini said for the safety of participants due to the pandemic and political unrest in the nation’s Capitol, the organization felt it was best to cancel the in person event, however there will still be a group of pro-life leaders marching to represent the movement.
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 statement went on to ask participants to stay home and participate virtually.
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.
The scaled back march will be broadcast live for those who normally attend to watch and people can sign up to receive the link on their web site.