Dr Susan Berry
President Donald Trump declared January 22, 2020, “National Sanctity of Human Life Day,” a day when the nation “proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.”
January 22 is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, when the Court created a right to abortion, though none existed in the Constitution.
Trump urged in his proclamation:
Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home.
The president’s proclamation is released as thousands of Americans from across the country are traveling to Washington, DC, for the 47th annual March for Life on the National Mall on Friday.
Every person — the born and unborn, the poor, the downcast, the disabled, the infirm, and the elderly — has inherent value. Although each journey is different, no life is without worth or is inconsequential; the rights of all people must be defended. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, our Nation proudly and strongly reaffirms our commitment to protect the precious gift of life at every stage, from conception to natural death.
While Trump honored “the precious gift of life at every stage,” however, Hollywood elites promoted Planned Parenthood’s “Ours to Tell” abortion story campaign to celebrate the Roe v. Wade decision and the ability of women to seek self-interests — which the abortion lobby attributes to the right to abortion.
In his proclamation, however, the president urged Americans to “celebrate” the actual “decline in the number and rate of abortions, which represents lives saved.”
Still, Trump said there is “more to be done, and, as President, I will continue to fight to protect the lives of the unborn.”
The president pointed to his administration’s efforts to separate abortion from family planning, to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers and organizations with faith beliefs or moral convictions that provide health insurance to employees.
In addition, Trump said he has called upon Congress to pass legislation that would prohibit abortions once unborn babies can feel pain, so that he can sign it into law.
The president added:
My Administration is also building an international coalition to dispel the concept of abortion as a fundamental human right. So far, 24 nations representing more than a billion people have joined this important cause. We oppose any projects that attempt to assert a global right to taxpayer‑funded abortion on demand, up to the moment of delivery. And we will never tire of defending innocent life — at home or abroad.
Trump said that, as a nation, “we must remain steadfastly dedicated to the profound truth that all life is a gift from God, who endows every person with immeasurable worth and potential.”
“We are grateful for those who support women experiencing unexpected pregnancies, those who provide healing to women who have had abortions, and those who welcome children into their homes through foster care and adoption,” he continued. “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we celebrate the wonderful gift of life and renew our resolve to build a culture where life is always revered.”
Priests for Life organizes and helps to lead a number of events associated with the annual March for Life in Washington and Walk for Life West Coast — including the Planned Parenthood Protest, the National Prayer Service, the Youth Rally and the Silent No More Gatherings. Below, you will find information about those and similar events and how you can connect with us! Please spread the word!
If you will be leading a bus group to the March for Life in DC, please request your free bus kit which includes two videos we’ve made especially for the buses – one for the ride to DC and one for the ride going back, as well as prayer cards for all the travelers, and other items as well. Order at www.PriestsForLife.org/buskit.
Let us know you will attend these events on the facebook event pages at www.facebook.com/fatherfrankpavone/events.
For those who cannot attend the events, follow the events live at www.EndAbortion.TV and on the various social media platforms linked from there!
2020 March for Life, Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 22
(Actual Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade)
5:00–7:00 PM:Priests for Life will have our exhibit booth, including materials from our Stand True Youth Outreach, Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Civil Rights for the Unborn, and other branches of our ministry at the March for Life Exhibit Hall at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (999 9th ST. NW, (between K St and I Street) Washington, DC 20001). We will be booth numbers 118, 120 and 122.
7:00-8:00 PM – Pro-life Candle Light Prayer Vigil at Supreme Court on Anniversary of Roe vs Wade Please join national pro-life leaders on January 22nd for a interdenominational prayer vigil from 7-8 PM at the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington DC where the tragic Roe vs Wade decision was handed down on January 22, 1973. Everyone is welcome to join the Priests for Life family of ministries as well as many other pro-life leaders and organizations for an hour of candlelight prayer. The Supreme Court is located at 1 First St NE in Washington DC. The Nearest Metro stops are Union Station and Capitol South.
Thursday, January 23
9-11 am: Priests for life will lead an interdenominational prayerful protest at Planned Parenthood killing center in DC at 1225 Fourth Street NE. Prayers and speeches, led by Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, Janet Morana, Bryan Kemper, and other pro-life leaders and activists.
Priests for Life will have our exhibit booth, including materials from our Stand True Youth Outreach, Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Civil Rights for the Unborn, and other branches of our ministry at the March for Life Exhibit Hall at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel (999 9th ST. NW, (between K St and I Street) Washington, DC 20001) on Thursday, January 23. We will be booth numbers 118, 120 and 122.
In that same hotel, the official March for Life Youth Rally will take place in the afternoon, and Bryan Kemper, Youth Outreach Director for Priests for Life, will be the emcee for the event and will share some remarks.
Friday, January 24
8:30 AM -10:30 AM – National Prayer Service at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St., NW (18th and D St). For more information, see www.NationalPrayerService.com. This event is organized by Priests for Life, the National Pro-life Religious Council, and Faith & Liberty DC. Mass will be offered at 7:30 am at the same location. Fr. Frank Pavone will deliver the sermon at this interdenominational event. Evangelist Alveda King will give an exhortation and Kristan Hawkins, President, Students for Life will receive the pro-life recognition award and will also speak at the service.
12:00-1:00 pm – March for Life Rally
1:00 pm – March for Life: Members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign (a joint project of Priests for Life and Anglicans for Life) march together, holding their signs showing regret for their abortions.
2:30 pm (approx.) – Once the marchers begin to reach the Supreme Court, the Gathering of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign begins there at the steps of the Supreme Court. Testimonies are given by mothers and fathers who have lost children to abortion, as well as by other family members who have been impacted by abortion. The public is asked to come and support these brave women and men who give their testimonies, and to spread those testimonies which can be found at www.AbortionTestimonies.com.
3:30pm-7pm: Priests for Life will have our exhibit booth at the March for Life exhibit hall.
Saturday, January 25th
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM: Priests for Life/Stand True Booth at National Pro-life Summit Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Priests for Life Booth at Cardinal O’Connor Conference Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Given the supreme importance of the 2020 elections for the pro-life cause, Priests for Life will conduct a non-partisan voter registration drive at our exhibit table at the March for Life Conference throughout the times that the exhibit area is open. Come by our booth; learn how to check and update your voter registration or how to register for the first time. We will utilize the National Voter Registration Form. We will have state-specific information about registration and voting, and about how and when you can register even if you are not yet of voting age today, but will be by Election Day (November 3, 2020).
2020 West Coast Walk for Life, San Francisco, CA
Saturday, January 25 – San Francisco, CA
8:00-9:30 am: Planned Parenthood Protest, 1650 Valencia St., San Francisco. Fr. Frank Pavone, Bryan Kemper and other leaders will speak.
8:30-9:30 am: Fr. Frank will be on the steps of St. Mary’s Cathedral greeting people before the 9:30 am Mass. 1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA.
10:45 am-12:15 pm – – Civic Center Plaza — Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life and Georgette Forney of Anglicans for Life will lead the men and women of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign who will give their testimonies. Fr. Frank and Georgette will address the crowd. Gather at the same location as for the Walk for Life Rally.
12:30 – 1:30 pm- Walk for Life Rally at the Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. Fr. Frank Pavone will deliver a keynote address during the rally regarding the political responsibility of the pro-life movement.
Priests for Life and its Stand True Youth Outreach will have an exhibit table throughout the Walk for Life Rally.
1:30 pm – West Coast Walk for Life — Members of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign will march together.
Voter Registration Given the supreme importance of the 2020 elections for the pro-life cause, Priests for Life will conduct a non-partisan voter registration drive at the Walk for Life West Coast. A booth will be set up on the plaza for voter registration. Please visit it. Learn how to check and update your voter registration or how to register for the first time. We will utilize the National Voter Registration Form. We will have state-specific information about registration and voting, and about how and when you can register even if you are not yet of voting age today, but will be by Election Day (November 3, 2020).
NATIONAL MARCH FOR LIFE
The right to life is a human right. Our defense of that right is a joyful witness to the beauty and dignity of every human person.
The March for Life is an inspiring, peaceful. Vibrant, and joy-filled rally of women, men, young people, and children from all across the country. Every year, tens of thousands of pro-lifers converge on the National Mall and march on Capitol Hill on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which legalized abortion in all 50 states. It’s the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world. But this is not just a protest… TOGETHER, WE GATHER TO CELEBRATE LIFE. We celebrate each and every life, from the moment of conception. We envision a world where every life is celebrated, valued, and protected.
TOGETHER, WE GATHER TO CELEBRATE LIFE
We celebrate life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, and every moment in between.
We envision a world where these moments are celebrated, valued, and protected by everybody—both in the private sector and in the public sphere.
LIFE EMPOWERS: PRO-LIFE IS PRO-WOMAN.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
- March for Life Expo: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
- March for Life Expo: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- Conference: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Youth Rally: 2:00 p.m.– 4:00 p.m.
Friday, January 24, 2020
- March for Life Expo: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Pre-Rally Concert: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Rally Program and March: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Rose Dinner Cocktail Hour: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
- Rose Dinner: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The most convenient way to get to D.C. is by flying here. There are two airports serving the D.C area, both are Metro accessible:
Whether you want to do some sight-seeing or come straight to the March, the easiest way to get around D.C. is through our extensive Metro system. Gathering with your fellow pro-life marchers in D.C. is easy. On the day of the March itself, simply take the metro to one of the three stops within an easy walking distance from the rallying location: Federal Triangle, Smithsonian, Metro Center.
There are many hotels to choose from in downtown D.C. and the surrounding area. One hotel in particular is the Host Hotel for the March for Life.
*THE HOST HOTEL IS SOLD OUT*
The Renaissance D.C. Downtown Hotel is only 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National airport, and an easy 25-mile drive from Washington Dulles Airport. The March for Life has a guaranteed group rate at the Renaissance and rooms blocked for the nights of January 22—24, 2020.
Renaissance D.C. Downtown Hotel
999 9th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
March for Life Reservations: (202)-682-3364
Additional March for Life Hotels can be found and reserved at this LINK
Mayra Rodríguez and Abby Johnson speaking at the Arizona for Life March and Rally 2020