Washington D.C., Oct 3, 2017 / 15:00 pm
Organizers of the March for Life issued the 2018 theme for the pro-life demonstration on Tuesday, and a challenge to pro-life advocates everywhere: "Love Saves Lives."
"Deep down we're all drawn towards selflessness," said March for Life president Jeannie Mancini of the theme for the 2018 event. "Choosing life, as we all know is not always easy. But it is the loving, empowering, and self-sacrificial option."
The Oct. 3 announcement revealed the theme for the 45th annual March for Life, which will take place Jan. 19, 2018. The pro-life event is one of the largest political protests in the United States, consistently bringing an estimated hundreds of thousands to Washington, D.C. each January.
Mancini explained that the theme highlights the need for loving solutions for women facing difficult pregnancies, and for the unborn also in those situations. Mancini pointed out that many abortion proponents rightly note needs for housing, healthcare, leave, and pay when discussing abortion. However, "you don't solve one problem by creating another," she urged. "We believe that abortion will never be the solution."