Report from the Chicago March for Life

Monday, I had the opportunity to participate in a March for Life rally in Chicago held by Joe Scheidler and the Pro Life Action League. The rally began at 1:30 outside Holy Name Cathedral, following the 12:30 Mass. There were a few hundred pro-lifers, both young and old, who gave their time to come out for the march, despite the very cold weather. Many of them were young college-aged kids from numerous colleges and universities around the Chicago Land area, along with numerous pro-life organizations, including Students for Life of Illinois. For a couple of hours, we marched along Michigan Avenue and had pro-life leaders speak, including  Joe Scheidler of Pro Life Action League, praying a rosary for the unborn,  chanting, and singing with all the pro-lifers during the march.

The previous day on January 19th, Pro Life Action League also held their first annual Chicago March for Life March in Palatine, Illinois.

I’m very glad to see more marches taking place across the nation, especially if one is unable to make it for the March for Life in Washington D.C. or California, which has their Walk for Life among other states.

Although I was unable to make the Palatine event, I was glad to go the following day in downtown Chicago. This is a great start to a tradition where I will look forward to attend again next year, but I also hope to attend the March for Life in Washington. Not only will the expected record-breaking attendance be physically present in Washington this Friday, but all pro-lifers will be there spiritually as we come that much closer to putting an end to Roe v. Wade and abortion – to becoming the pro-life nation we once were. President Obama’s inauguration may have been a loud voice, but all pro-lifers combined will make an even bigger voice come this Friday.

Not only is there a loud voice spoken in Washington, California, and Chicago, but I’m glad to see more cities and states holding pro-life marches across the nation during the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. We have had forty years of this destruction, and we will never give up until this madness ends and become pro-life.

  • Thank you for writing this, Mitch. It is good to see that there is a strong pro-life faction in the Chicago area, since I will be moving there soon. One thing, though: I believe the name of the town is “Palatine,” not “Palentine.” :) Feel free to delete this comment later on if you want. :)

  • Mitch Behna

    Thank you Beverly! And thanks for the misspelled word. Have it fixed :)

  • stanley

    God Bless you young man,

    Psalm 127:3
    Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

    Who are we to destroy His Gift?

    We therefore held
    our 4th annual Pro Life March on January 20, 2013 to pray for our babies,
    their mothers and their fathers. Approximately 100 people walked
    from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church steps to the Hope Center at Bethany
    Church. Our prayers included prayers for politicians, judges and
    anyone who supports abortion.

    Citizens Concerned with Human Life Mifflin Juniata, Inc. is Ecumenical and our efforts
    are both in celebration of Ecumenical Week and the Sanctity of Human
    Life Week,. It is the 33rd straight year that the celebrations are held in North America,

    The event that touches off this special experience is called the Week
    of Prayer for Christian Unity. And is traditionally celebrated between January 18 and 25.

    Citizens Concerned with Human Life Mifflin Juniata, Inc,

    The Committee
    Rev Michael Bailey
    Fr Willaim Weary
    Marie Bender
    Jane Brown
    Herman Swartzentruber
    Frank Cunningham

  • The Palatine March for Life was great! Here’s a video of the event: ​