The theme of the 2021 March for Life is “Together Strong: Life Unites!”
March for Life is asking supporters to remain home this year. The event was scheduled at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Friday, January 29.
Due to the uncertainty involved with the COVID-19 pandemic and greatly restricted DC protocols and mandates for indoor events, “we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 March for Life Expo,” the March for Life announced on its website. The group says it is committed to hosting the expo in 2022.
For the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden this week, 21,000 National Guard members will be deployed in Washington, D.C.
The March for Life marks Roe v. Wade’s anniversary, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that imposed abortion on demand.
“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,” March for Life president Jeanne Mancini said.
“The annual rally will take place virtually and we are asking all participants to stay home and to join the March virtually,” she continued. “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.”