(CNSNews.com) -- The annual March for Life (MFL) organization announced today that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) will speak at the 45th March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19. The annual event is considered the largest pro-life demonstration in the world and has occurred every year since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
“It is an honor to have Speaker of the House Paul Ryan address the 45th annual March for Life," said Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life. "Speaker Ryan has been an unwavering champion for the pro-life cause since taking office, and continues to utilize his post to promote the inherent dignity of the human person at all stages of life."
“We are grateful for the significant strides the U.S. Congress made in the last year to protect and defend the most innocent among us," she said, "and are confident that 2018 will see even more pro-life progress with Speaker Ryan leading the charge.”
Other speakers who will join Rep. Ryan at the 11:30 a.m. rally on January 19 -- the march starts at 1:00 p.m. -- include Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-Wash.), Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), tim Tebow's mother Pam Tebow, former NFL player Matt Birk, Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James, and Sisters of Life Sr. Bethany Madonna.
The rally takes place at 12th Street on the National Mall, between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive in Washington, D.C. the march from there up Capitol Hill to the Supreme Court starts following the rally, approximately at 1:00 p.m.
For more information, visit the MFL website, http://marchforlife.org.
The MFL is a time for pro-life activists to gather and express their opposition to the killing of children by abortion and to promote a defense of life from the moment of conception until natural death.
It is estimated that since Roe v. Wade, more than 58 million American children have been slaughtered by abortion.
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