This week over a thousand pro-life advocates gathered to promote life-affirming policies at the Virginia State Capitol. Participants rallied and marched to show their support for the passage of new pro-life laws.
The 5th annual Virginia March for Life was co-hosted by the national March for Life, the Family Foundation of Virginia, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life.
In January, the national March for Life announced that it has the ambitious goal of holding a March for Life in all 50 states within the next five to seven years.
Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life, attended the Virginia march and spoke to attendees. She reminded participants that they were there to “let our elected officials know where we stand on the inherent dignity of the unborn child and their mothers.”
Despite having a pro-life governor, not much has changed in terms of abortion policy in Virginia since Roe’s reversal.
Currently, abortion is permitted in Virginia until viability (the time at which a baby can live outside the womb). Abortion is also allowed after viability, even into the third trimester, when the health of the mother is negatively impacted.
The Family Foundation of Virginia, a Focus on the Family ally, is advocating for life-affirming policies at the state capitol, including the protection of human life in the womb and at the end of life, supporting pregnancy resources centers and increasing access to adoption options.
Arizona is the next state march for life, expected to be held on February 23, 2023, at the state capitol. Click here to learn more about the Arizona March for Life and to RSVP.
New state marches are being added to the national March for Life website as they are confirmed.
Check here to learn when the March for Life will be coming to your state and to sign up for updates as they become available.
Photo from The Family Foundation Action Facebook Page.