March for Life Announces the Theme for Its 49th Annual Demonstration
The theme for the 49th annual March for Life will be “Equality begins in the womb,” the group announced this week.
Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund, announced the theme in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.
“While nearly everyone seems to agree that the topic of equality is important, there’s little agreement on what the definition of equality is, and who it applies to, and how that should be applied to important policy questions,” Mancini said, according to The Christian Post.
“We want to expand this debate, this rigorous debate, about equality to include unborn children who are often overlooked because they cannot speak for themselves.”
Mancini told attendees at the event, which was also livestreamed, that she believes race, disability status and economic background “don’t matter” when it comes to recognizing the value of human life.
“What matters is that life is precious, and that because it has this inherent human dignity, that it should be protected from the moment of conception,” she said.
March for Life is scheduled for Jan. 21, 2022. Award-winning contemporary Christian artist Matthew West will perform at the event.
“I want to encourage you to join me and thousands of other pro-lifers who believe that every life matters, every story deserves a chance to be told,” said West in a video shown at the event. “It’s important for us to come together and be a voice for the voiceless.”
Other speakers include various lawmakers and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, who has previously been open about his mother’s decision not to abort him.
“I’m so grateful my mom gave me a chance at life, because many times she could have made the choice to do something different,” said Tebow to his virtual audience at the time. “But because of her pro-life story, I get to share my story.”
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