By Dave Andrusko
Citing the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, organizers of the March for Life in Washington, DC announced Friday that this year’s march will be virtual rather than in-person.
NRL President Carol Tobias will be among the select number of pro-life leaders who will be in attendance.
The statement from March for Life President Jeanne Mancini reads as follows:
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 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.
We are profoundly grateful for the countless women, men, and families who sacrifice to come out in such great numbers each year as a witness for life – and we look forward to being together in person next year. As for this year’s march, we look forward to being with you virtually.
You can watch the broadcast online by RSVP-ing at https://marchforlife.org/2021-virtual-events. “On January 29th, you will receive a link in your email inbox containing the link to watch the March for Life Rally and march,” March for Life explained on Friday.