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Yesterday the National March For Life revealed their theme for the 2024 year: “With Every Woman, For Every Child.”
This is a natural progression from their 2023 theme, “Next Steps: Marching Forward into a Post-Roe America.” With that came the effort to create and enforce federal policies to protect unborn life. March for Life President Jeanne Mancini also emphasized the need to provide a safety net for women and their children so that they may choose life with the resources they need.
This provision of a safety net was greatly reflected by the speakers during the announcement of the 2024 theme of “With Every Woman, For Every Child.” Each shared their testimony on how, and why, they provide aid to not just women, but also their unborn children through supporting them both as a unit. Touching on hard circumstances like medical need and sex trafficking, nothing stopped them from proving that pro-life solutions are substantial with compassion and effort.
First to speak was trafficking survivor and pregnancy center director Jeanne Marie Davis, who shared how the compassion and help of a pregnancy center rescued her from threats of death by her traffickers, and later hired her to be the director. She now provides much the same care for drug addicts, mothers in poverty, and more. Also sharing the theme of “loving both” was Dr. John Bruchalski, who shared his journey from abortion provider to life-affirming OB to women in need. Finally we heard from Mississippi Deputy Attorney General Whitney Lipscomb, who explained how MAMA (Mississippi Access to Maternal Assistance) is working to help mothers in real time for help with rent, escaping abuse, or simply being there during a difficult time.
The Pro-Life Movement heeded the call to evolve in a post-Dobbs America, through all the ups and downs that came with it. For 2024, we will continue to evolve as necessary to meet the needs of women and children, instead of pitting one against the other as abortion does. Let us show the nation what a pro-life society can look like!