Pro-lifers will have a little further to walk this year in Washington, D.C. on the 2016 March for Life.
This year, the annual event will begin near the Washington Monument, rather than the National Mall lawn, and continue about 1.8 miles to the U.S. Supreme Court building, where the infamous abortion ruling Roe v. Wade was handed down 43 years ago.
The rally will begin at noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument, near the corner of 15th Street and Constitution Avenue. After the rally, the march will begin on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th streets at about 1 p.m., according to the March for Life website.
Headlining the rally will be former NFL Super Bowl champion Matt Birk. Following the Raven’s victory, Birk chose not to participate in the White House Super Bowl celebratory meeting with President Obama because of the president’s support for Planned Parenthood, a decision that received significant media coverage.