CNA Staff, Jan 19, 2024 / 15:35 pm
At the 51st annual national March for Life, taking place in snowy conditions on Friday in Washington, D.C., keynote speakers strongly leaned into this year’s theme of “With Every Woman, For Every Child” by promoting the lifesaving work of nearly 3,000 pro-life pregnancy centers across the country.
Jean-Marie Davis, executive director of Branches Pregnancy Resource Center in Vermont, addressed a crowd of thousands on the National Mall, many huddled for warmth in the blowing snow and clutching homemade pro-life signs as they prepared to march to the Supreme Court building.
Davis, a survivor of human trafficking who spent more than 25 years being bought and sold, told the crowds about how scared and alone she felt when she discovered she was pregnant with her now 8-year-old son, Jonah. A woman named Phyllis at a pregnancy resource center in New Hampshire befriended and assisted Davis and, throughout the course of Davis’ pregnancy and the birth of her son, introduced her to Christ.
Now, as executive director of the pregnancy center, Davis helps numerous women and fathers in Vermont who are in a similar situation she once was in.