Pro-life rally is March 13 at West Virginia State Capitol

State Senate President Mitch Carmichael

State Senate President Mitch Carmichael

Supporters of West Virginians for Life will gather at the Capitol on Monday, March 13, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for annual Pro-Life Rally Day with the main event, a rally, at noon.

State House Speaker Tim Armstead

State House Speaker Tim Armstead

Senate and House leaders Mitch Carmichael and Tim Armstead will accept Parent’s Right to Know petitions and also address the crowd as well as Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Secretary of State Mac Warner. National Right to Life Political Director Karen Cross and WVFL President Wanda Franz, Ph.D. will also speak. Several pro-life legislators will be introduced and welcomed at the podium.

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

The Teen Essay Contest winners will read their winning entries. Other highlights include special music and the annual Prayer Processional with walkers carrying crosses.

Secretary of State Mac Warner

Secretary of State Mac Warner

West Virginians for Life is working to pass HB 2002/SB 424, the Parent’s Right to Know Act (lead sponsors, Delegate Kayla Kessinger/Senator Rucker ) which would close loopholes in existing state law that allow abortionists to perform secret abortions on underage girls. These loopholes not only interfere with the rights of parents, they also put girls in abusive situations at greater risk.

Sponsors and supporters of pro-life legislation will be present to answer your questions.