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March for Life
(Washington D.C.) 

Midwest March for Life
(Jefferson City, MO)

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March for Life (Washington D.C.)




The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington D.C. near the anniversary of the January 22, 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Roe v. Wade case which legalized abortion for any reason throughout all nine months of pregnancy.  

​Until recently, marchers were allowed to personally deliver red roses to legislators in their Hill offices. The roses symbolized the lives of the unborn and were meant to encourage Members to support policies that protected and built a culture of life.

Resources for Parishes/Schools Interested in Hosting a March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC

From 2007-2020, the (former) Respect Life Office hosted an annual March for Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC in January.  In addition to sharing many spiritual and personal memories with the thousands of pilgrims, parents, teachers, priests, religious and volunteers who made these trips such life-affirming events, the Life & Justice Office also gained useful insight into the planning, collaboration and execution necessary for a successful pilgrimage. 

Below are sample materials from past years that can be used to help you and your team plan your own trip.  Included are templates, guidelines and on-line resources for promotion, pilgrim registration and payment, communication, fundraising, and leadership and volunteer activities. 

If you or your group is interested in hosting a trip to Washington DC and have questions, if you would like modifiable copies of any of these materials, or if you would like to learn more about trips and related local activities that are being planned this year, please contact the Life & Justice Office.

Resource Coming Soon!

Midwest March for Life

and other Regional March for Life Activities


Included below is information about local March for Life events and activities that are being planned.  This information will also be updated as planning for each progresses, so please check back often.

Midwest March for Life

Wednesday, May 1, 2024; Jefferson City, MO​​

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