Celebrating the Sanctity of Human Life in the Nation’s Capital

Jan 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Sanctity of Human Life Day is January 22, 2024, and there are several events celebrating life in the nation’s capital beginning this week. 

In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that allowed for the nationwide killing of unborn babies, the annual March for Life Rally was established to celebrate life and advocate for protecting women and unborn babies. Since this year marks the 51st year since the infamous Roe decision, the 51st annual March for Life Rally will take place on Friday, January 19, 2024. The rally will begin at 12 p.m. on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and then participants will march to Capitol Hill. 

According to the March for Life, it is the largest annual human rights rally in the world where tens of thousands of pro-life supporters gather on the National Mall to celebrate “each and every life from the moment of conception.” Since the High Court finally overturned the Roe and the 1992 Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey abortion decisions on June 24, 2022, this year’s March for Life will be the second such event in post-Roe America.

The theme of the 2024 March for Life is “With every woman, for every child,” which focuses on caring for both the mother and the child throughout pregnancy and beyond. The March for Life is about expressing the beauty of every human life and changing hearts and minds to end abortion. The March for Life is not just a remembrance of the millions of lives lost to abortion over the last 51 years, but a celebration of the inherent human dignity in all human life and the victories achieved in protecting that life.

Liberty Counsel Senior Counsel for Governmental Affairs Jonathan Alexandre will participate in the rally and the march. 

This year’s rally will host a range of speakers including former NFL tight end Benjamin Watson; Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family; and Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship and his wife Cathe. Danny Gokey, a three-time Grammy nominee, will perform leading up to the noon rally including singing the National Anthem. 

On Monday, January 22 at 10 a.m., Faith & Liberty will host “Prayers & Remembrance: Victims of Roe” on the west side of the Supreme Court. Three thousand flowers will be placed on the sidewalk in front of the High Court during this event to represent the American babies that are killed every day by abortion and the women who have been harmed from an abortion since the 1973 Roe decision. Speakers will offer reflection, prayers and/or Bible verses to honor the sanctity of life.

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “The tragedy of abortion is a stain on our America that we must reverse. We cannot escape the consequences of this human genocide without repentance. The slaughter of so many innocents must end. While Roe and Casey have now been overturned at the High Court, there is much work be done to protect innocent children and their parents from this human genocide.” 

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