March for Life 2021


CNS photo/Leslie E. Kossoff

(Credit: Leslie E. Kossoff/ CNS Photo via The Dialog)

With increasing pressure on DC Police and the National Guard due to recent threats to our nation centered on the Capitol, and with the new developments regarding the pandemic, the 2021 March for Life has made the decision to go fully virtual with the exception of a few representatives marching to the U.S. Capitol building on January 29. Several pro-life organizations are holding events both in person and virtually in various U.S. cities. Naturally, the cancellation of the March after 47 years of marching in DC for the protection of the unborn has been devastating to those who support the cause. This demonstration is a physical manifestation of how many people support legislation that enforces a respect for the dignity of all human beings from conception to natural death.

But the pro-life movement is more than just a demonstration in Washington DC. And the message that has been repeated over the social media accounts of many pro-life activists is this: we will not give up. A cancelled rally is no reason to cease protesting legislation that is harmful to the physical and emotional well-being of pregnant mothers, their children, and the people who support them. 

Without the physical rally this year, the pro-life movement is forced to reflect: why am I pro-life? The March for Life is a symbol of the strength for the pro-life movement, and without that symbol, it can be easy to get discouraged and feel alone in your convictions. But the reality is that there are still so many people who want to fight for the protection of the unborn. The March is not the only way to show that support.

Below, I have attached a link to the Students for Life Stand4Life weekend in Boston. You can find details for their events and sign up on this page: For more details on the Boston events during this week, go to the Locations section of the event page and click on the link to the Boston Students for Life Facebook page. These events, both in person and virtual, last from the 27th to the 30th, and are a great way to show your support for the movement through your presence, and they will give you the toolkit to share your views in order to help bring about an end to abortion. Let’s keep the respect for the most vulnerable members of society and their families alive. Even a pandemic cannot stop the outpouring of love and support seen at the March in DC each year.