March for Life

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018  —  Washington, D.C.


45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The 45th annual March for Life rally will begin at noon Eastern time on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Following the rally, the march will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets at approximately 1 p.m.

Jan. 19 schedule

  • 11:30 a.m. — Musical opening
  • Noon — Rally program
  • 1 p.m. — March up Constitution Avenue to Supreme Court and U.S. Capitol Building
  • 3 p.m. — Silent No More testimonies outside U.S. Supreme Court
  • 3:30 p.m. — Visit your representative or senator to advocate for life

Join the LCMS in D.C.

Details are forthcoming about participating in the LCMS delegation for the 2018 March for Life.


Pro-life events around the U.S.

Interested in marching for life closer to home? Join one of the events planned for locations around the country.

Jan. 6

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Jan. 27

Feb. 3

March 12

Please email to add an organized pro-life march to the schedule.


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2017 National March for Life

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod members were among the tens of thousands who participated in the 44th annual National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 27.

The March for Life protested the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion, and LCMS Life Ministry and other pro-life supporters gathered to bring attention to the millions of children who have lost their lives because of abortion.

The LCMS continues to make a strong theological case for the sanctity of life from the moment of conception. Before the March for Life, the Synod held a Divine Service at The Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, and the LCMS Life Conference was Jan. 27-29 in nearby Arlington, Va.

Photo gallery: LCMS at the March for Life

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