“Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” ~ Proverbs 31:8-9 KJV ~

This January 24th the 2020 March for Life will continue to play a critical role in building a culture of life in our great nation. Unending shifts in our culture, both morally and politically, and the consistent strategies and practices of Planned Parenthood continue to well-up an incessant, heart-felt sense of urgency to stand up for life once again in 2020. The results of past mid-term elections reveal this sobering fact and March for Life Action President Tom McClusky shared then, his analysis of the new divided Congress:

“No pro-life protection will be safe with the Democrats now in control of the House and the Republicans will need to play constant defense… And all the great things this administration has done for the cause of life, from reducing the U.S. taxpayer dollars going to foreign abortion entities to proposing new Title X rules protecting the unborn, will be under fire."

Our elected leaders pledged to uphold the Hyde Amendment and to appoint pro-life Supreme Court Justices. The appointment of Justice Kavanaugh is truly an answer to our prayer, including prayers offered each year during the March For Life. With President Donald Trump’s enduring pro-life posture, and the appointment of Justice Kavanaugh, we continue to be optimistic with respect to Pro-Life issues, and specifically, the overturning of Woe vs. Wade

We encourage CCGF congregants to take advantage of our unique, can’t-miss opportunity to witness for life in a tangible way and join hundreds of thousands of others in our nation’s capital this year’s March For Life on Friday, January 24th. 2020 will mark the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution! The original women suffragists understood that abortion ends a life and harms women. Today, the pro-life movement is following in the footsteps of the suffragists as we advocate for equality for the unborn, knowing that equal rights for women begin in the womb. Like the original feminists, the pro-life movement knows that women and society deserve better than abortion, and that life is truly the empowering choice for women, babies, and society.

 Science Is Giving the Pro-Life Movement a Boost 

Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology—and transforming one of America's most contentious debates. 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/pro-life-pro-science/549308/ 

 We believe that the Church is called, “for such a time as this,” to stand with the suffering and the perishing, with a united voice to call upon our government to stop the taking of innocent life from the place where it should be most protected - its own mother's womb. Since its inception, Roe v. Wade has seen more than 63 million Americans systematically removed from our midst. This great tragedy is certainly one that we dare not remain silent about before a just God. The 2020 March for Life is an appropriate means through which we can make our voices heard as we join with hundreds of thousands in a peaceful but powerful protest to declare unequivocally that no matter how long it takes, we will stand for the voiceless. Please plan now, register today and commit to joining us as we stand, march and pray for those who cannot.

 March For Life 2020 Theme: 

"Life Empowers: pro-life is pro-woman."

Organizers of the March for Life have chosen “Life Empowers: Pro-Life Is Pro-Woman,” for the 2020 rally and March in Washington. In embracing the theme, Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life Education Fund, cited the coming centennial of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and the views of early suffragists, including the best-known figure of the movement, Susan B. Anthony:

“The present moment is marked by a profound confusion of what it means to be pro-woman,” Mancini said at a recent U.S. Capitol panel discussion. “We've come a long way from ‘Safe, legal and rare’ to ‘Shout your abortion.’ Our hope and prayer for this year’s theme, is that it will be a healing remedy for the wounding and deceptive messages about women coming from the abortion industry and beyond.”

Please take 2 ½ minutes to view this dynamic video:



The March for Life will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020. 

Christ Church will once again be travelling to Washington, DC, for the annual March for Life. If this event is new to you, the March offers a rare opportunity to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of thousands of fellow citizens, as we take a visibly powerful stand for the sanctity of human life. If you have children, consider the March for Life a memorable incredible real-life lesson in civic privilege and responsibility!

We will gather inside our Christ Church Minton Commons for “check in” between 6:00 and 6:15 am on Friday, January 24th. Our bus will depart promptly at 6:30 am. We expect to return to Christ Church at approximately 10:30 pm. Please check the weather forecast for the Washington DC area and dress accordingly; comfortable shoes are a must as you will be on your feet for about 3-4 hours.

The bus will only make 15-minute comfort stops for bathroom breaks and to stretch. Please pack sufficient lunch/dinner items and snacks to eat on the bus. If you would like to purchase dinner for the way home, you may do so at the Air and Space Museum cafe, where we will meet at the end of the March, prior to boarding the bus for the trip home. Again, all meals will be eaten on the bus.

REGISTRATION FOR ADULTS:  This year’s cost is $25 per person, and includes a colorful cap, water and various light snacks throughout our travels to and from Washington D.C. Register online using the form below. Once your online registration has been completed, you will receive an email containing detailed instructions for our day together. Please save these for future reference. 

REGISTRATION FOR STUDENTS: There is a special student rate of $15 (18 and under). Any middle school or high school students attending the March for Life will need a signed parent permission form (Download here) if your parent is not attending with you. Scholarships are available, so please don't let cost be a hindrance to your attendance. Register online using the form below and bring signed permission form with you on March 24. Once your online registration has been completed, you will receive an email containing detailed instructions for our day together. Please save these for future reference. 

Contact: Pastor Barry Mariana, 412-741-4900, ext. 115 or bmariana@ccgf.org