Each January, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Americans rally in Washington DC and exercise their freedoms of speech and petition. Roe v. Wade was a Supreme Court decision decided in 1973 making abortion legal in the United States. The issue of abortion and a woman’s right to choose has remained controversial and politically charged ever since. The March for Life is a peaceful demonstration and the largest of its type in the world.
Here are the details for this year’s rallies:
Date: January 27, 2017
March for Life Pro-Life Rally – Noon. Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue. Following the Rally, the March will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets at approximately 1:00 pm. Various pro-life organizations hold events before and after the March. The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington hosts a March for Life Youth Rally and Mass every year at the Verizon Center.
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Kellyanne Conway, Senior Counselor to President Trump
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York
- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA)
- Rep. Mia Love (R-UT)
- Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
- Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
- Abby Johnson, Former Planned Parenthood Director
- Karyme Lozano, Mexican telenovela star
- Eric Metaxas, Author and host of The Eric Metaxas Show
- Bishop Vincent Mathews Jr., President at Church of God In Christ World Missions
Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally and Celebration - Pro-choice groups such as The National Organization for Women, and NARAL Pro-Choice America will gather at the Supreme Court, 1st Street NE between Maryland Ave and East Capitol.
How to Get to the National Mall and the Supreme Court
The best way to get to any large gathering on the National Mall is by taking public transportation.
The closest Metro stations to the National Mall are Archives/Navy Memorial, Judiciary Square, Federal Triangle and L'Enfant Plaza. The closest Metro Stations to the Supreme Court are Union Station and Capitol South. See a map of the National Mall. Parking is very limited in this part of Washington DC. See a guide to parking near the National Mall.