(CNSNews.com) -- On Wednesday, April 3, pro-life Virginians will gather in Richmond to peacefully protest the state’s recent effort to pass a law allowing abortion at birth at the first official Virginia March for Life.
The announcement came less than two weeks after multiple Virginia politicians expressed support for late-term abortion and infanticide.
Last Monday, Jan. 28, Virginia Delegate Kathy Tran (D) proposed a bill which would have allowed abortion up to the moment of birth, even as a woman was “dilating.” Two days later, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) suggested that physicians and women could leave newborn babies to die on a table if the family “desired” it.
“If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen,” Northam said. “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”
Jeanne Mancini, president of the national March for Life, said that in the wake of this “extreme” pro-abortion activity, it was “imperative” for Virginians to defend the right to life.
“We will bring together and mobilize countless pro-life Virginians who are appalled by the past few weeks’ pro-abortion activity in their beloved state,” Mancini said. “Given such an extreme pro-abortion agenda, it is imperative for all of us to stand together for the rights of the unborn. Every human life should be valued and protected.”
The event will be organized by the March for Life, as well as the Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life.
“As a fellow Virginian I am delighted that we will partner with such strong pro-life, pro-family organizations to help plan and initiate the first Virginia March for Life,” Mancini said.
The event will include an 11 a.m. rally at the Virginia state capital, followed by the march itself at 12 p.m.