Marchers being recruited for annual March for Life pilgrimage Jan. 15-20

Bishop Carl A. Kemme is surrounded by pro-life pilgrims at last year’ s March for Life in Washington, D.C. (Courtesy photo)

By Bonnie Toombs
On Jan. 15 we will begin the pilgrimage to Washington, D.C., where we will gather at our nation’s capital to speak out against the greatest injustice of our time: abortion. Since the 1973 Supreme Court cases, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion-on-demand in our country, over 60 million lives have been lost to abortion.
Saving lives, ending abortion, and promoting a culture of life is why we march each year. But we need you to be part of this effort!
Millions of Americans have come together at the March for Life over the years to be educated, equipped, and mobilized to end abortion. The Diocese of Wichita has a strong record of marching and being a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.
We hope you will join us on this most important pilgrimage to take a stand for life.
A marcher from this past January said: “It was a beautiful and empowering march. I am so hopeful because there were thousands of like-minded individuals marching to end abortion – an evil responsible for the one-third of my generation missing.”
If you’ve never marched before, we hope you will join us in January for this life-changing event. And for all those who have, we ask that you join us again – and bring friends!
We need you at the 2019 March for Life so that together, we can achieve a world where the beauty and dignity of every human life is valued and protected.
Toombs is director of the diocesan Respect Life and Social Justice Office.

Want to march?
The registration deadline is Nov. 8. The cost of the pilgrimage via bus, from Jan. 15-20, is $395 per person. Please contact Bonnie at 316 269-3935 or toombsb@CatholicDioceseOfWichita.org for more information.