House Speaker Paul Ryan to Address 45th Annual March for Life

By Michael W. Chapman | January 10, 2018 | 1:25 PM EST

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), his wife
Janna, and their daughter Elizabeth
Ryan in February 2002. 

( -- 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.”

A scene from the 2016 March for Life.  (YouTube) 

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,


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. 

Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion enterprise in the United States, kills more than 300,000 babies every year and receives more than $500 million each year in taxpayer funds. 

Baby in womb. (YouTube)


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Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman
Michael W. Chapman