Although the Virginia March for Life was officially announced after abortion became a hot topic in the commonwealth, March for Life Director of Grassroots and Digital Strategy Bethany Peck told CNA that the event had "been in the works for many months" and that plans became were formalized in January.
"We feel it cannot come at a better time given Virginia's recent comments and proposed legislation promoting pro-abortion extremism," said Peck. The date of April 3 was chosen because it is the same day as the veto session in the Virginia legislature, Peck explained.
This means that all lawmakers will be at the capitol that day "and will not be able to miss the March for Life," she said. Peck told CNA she expects hundreds of marchers will come to Richmond, but said it was too early to give a formal estimate.
The Virginia March for Life will be prefaced by a rally at 11 a.m., with the march beginning at noon. Speakers at the rally will be announced at a later date.