Thousands of Hoosiers to Hear Pence Speak at National March for Life
January 27, 2017
WASHINGTON – Today, thousands of Hoosiers will listen to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence address the National March for Life crowd in Washington. Thousands of Hoosiers will join the more than 600,000 expected attendees at the 43rd annual March for Life, which protests abortion. The March for Life is the largest, regularly occurring demonstration.
Pence will become the highest ranking elected official to ever address the massive March for Life crowd in-person. He regularly addressed the pro-life demonstration while serving in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Indiana Right to Life is aware of 40 charter buses, most carrying students, that have departed the Hoosier state for the March for Life. Thousands of more pro-life advocates are expected to attend on their own.
“We expect record-breaking attendance at the 2017 March for Life,” said Mike Ficher, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “The pro-life community is motivated and we’re dedicated. We have been marching for 43 years. We would have been back no matter who won the White House. But certainly, we are especially energized this year as we see the pro-life advances being made by President Donald Trump and the pro-life controlled U.S. House of Representatives. We invite mainstream media to check out the March for Life and see how peaceful it is as we seek an end to abortion.”
Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.