Pro-Life is Pro-Science, Proclaims March for Life Chicago 2019

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January 13 Pro-Life Gathering in Downtown Chicago Celebrates Human Life as "Unique from Day One"

CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The 2019 March for Life Chicago will draw large crowds (currently estimated

to be 6,000 +) of pro-life advocates from across Illinois and the Midwest to celebrate the uniqueness of each human life at conception, as reaffirmed by science. On Sunday, January 13, 2019, people from all walks of life will come together on Chicago's Federal Plaza to proclaim the sanctity of human life and call for an end to abortion as they march through the Loop beginning at 2 p.m. (Central).

Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, and the Chicago Bears' co-owner Pat McCaskey are among the featured speakers who will proclaim that science is on the side of life. They will be joined by Jeanne Mancini, National March for Life President, Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and Ryan Bomberger, Founder of the Radiance Foundation, each of whom will speak to the message that humans are unique from conception forward, emphasizing that medical technology continues to reaffirm that fact.

Bomberger, an adopted child of rape, believes that every life has a distinct purpose. "His personal experiences make him a perfect messenger for this year's March For Life Chicago theme, Unique From Day One," explained March for Life Chicago Board of Directors President Dawn Fitzpatrick. "This peaceful march through the streets of Chicago is a reminder that people of Illinois and throughout the Midwest desire to proclaim the synchronicity of science and faith when it comes to the uniqueness of each life."

Elaborating on the theme, Unique From Day One, Fitzpatrick continued, "Being pro-life is not in opposition to science. It's quite the opposite in fact. Medical and technological advancements continue to reaffirm the science behind the pro-life cause – that life begins at fertilization, or day one, when egg meets sperm and a new, unique, human embryo is created."

WHAT: March for Life Chicago 2019, "Unique From Day One" WHEN: Sunday, January 13, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. (Central) WHO: Thousands of individuals and groups from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, and Missouri WHERE: Federal Plaza, 50 W Adams, Chicago - MAP: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:


  • Kevin Grillot, Vice President of the March for Life Chicago
  • Right Reverend Paul, Bishop of Chicago and the Midwest, Orthodox Church in America
  • Pat McCaskey, Chicago Bears co-owner
  • Aid for Women Client
  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President, Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
  • Jeanne Mancini, President, March for Life (national)
  • Ryan Bomberger, Founder, Radiance Foundation
  • weDignify College Student Leader

Attorney Rita Gitchell, former President of the National Lawyers Association and Thomas More Society Special Counsel, explains how science proves that embryonic humans are unique individuals, each deserving full protection of the law. "Today there are observable scientific facts known about differences in the behavior and composition of individual cells in human embryos prior to the 8-cell stage of development and prior to implantation in the womb. As human beings, human embryos are protected under the 13th Amendment. These human embryos are human lives at an identifiable stage of human development with full potential until death – not potential life, as some have erroneously reported."

Gitchell adds, "It's easy to get caught in the uproar of noisy political issues with each side screaming about their rights. These little ones have no voice. It is up to us to speak on their behalf, to ensure that they are protected under the law." Gitchell serves as a consultant to the March for Life Chicago.


  • Aid for Women
  • Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life
  • Lake County Right to Life
  • Orthodox Christians for Life
  • Pro-Life Action League
  • Relevant Radio
  • Southside Pregnancy Center
  • weDignify
  • The Women's Center of Greater Chicagoland
  • Spirit Juice
  • Catholic Conference of Illinois
  • Diocese of Gary
  • Illinois Right to Life
  • Students for Life of America
  • Thomas More Society
  • Queen of All Saints Basilica
  • Mission Pre-Born
  • St. Lambert, Skokie
  • Pro Life Champions

About the March for Life Chicago The March for Life Chicago is an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life. The event marks with deep sadness the great tragedy of the legalization of abortion in the United States along with the devastating social, moral, and legal consequences that have followed. Marching together in hope, the March for Life Chicago calls upon government, religious, civic, and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation that affirms the authentic dignity of women, the gift of children, and a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development. Learn more at:


SOURCE March for Life Chicago

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