LifeSiteNews.com) – In nine days, people from all over the country will gather in the frost-covered nation's capital to march for unborn children. The people who take part in this growing national movement – in recent years in excess of 400,000 people – will be joined by others all over the country who cannot make it to Washington, D.C., but assemble in cities, towns, and state capitals across the country.continue at LifeSite
One of the largest regional gatherings will take place the Sunday before the March for Life, in Chicago.
The 9th annual March for Life Chicago will be held on Sunday, January 19, at 1 p.m. Central, and organizers tell LifeSiteNews.com that this year's gathering will attract a crowd as broad and diverse as the pro-life movement itself.
“We wanted to bring in people from activist groups, people from the crisis pregnancy centers, people from different lobbying organizations, and faith groups,” Mary Hallan-FioRito, spokeswoman for the March for Life Chicago, told LifeSiteNews.
The Chicago march will involve “people or all faiths and no faiths, and all races all colors and creeds and beliefs in terms of their politics," she said. “We're really looking forward to showing the real face of the pro-life movement to people in our state who are not familiar with us.”
Faith leaders of every Christian background will participate. Cardinal Francis George of Chicago, Greek Orthodox Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, and Pastor Ceasar LaFlore of the National Black Pro-Life Union will speak at the ceremony's opening at Federal Plaza, located at 50 W Adams. Former Planned Parenthood employee Linda Couri and others will join the event's emcees, WLS radio personality Dan Proft and Relevant Radio's Sheila Liaugminas.