CV NEWS FEED // Saturday, June 24 marks the first anniversary of the historical Dobbs v. Jackson ruling overturning the federal abortion mandate. To mark the event, Students for Life of America is hosting a “National Celebrate Life Day” Rally and Gala on the Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington D.C.
A host of pro-life leaders and voices will speak at the rally, including Kristan Hawkins, Lila Rose, Chad Pecknold, and Michael Knowles.
Students for Life stated in a press release that “National Celebrate Life Day” will “unveil the new vision of the pro-life movement: the 14th Amendment for all, born and preborn!”
CatholicVote’s Director of Programming, Josh Mercer, noted that the overturn of Roe v. Wade should be celebrated.
“It took years and years of hard political work and organizing to reach that milestone,” said Mercer, “so it’ll be good to see so many pro-lifers gathering in our nation’s capital for this occasion.”
The rally is a free event and attendees can RSVP here to receive a rally pass. The Celebrate Life Day Gala will also take place that evening at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Downtown Hotel. Tickets are available for purchasehere.
“In just this first year, so many children have been saved from abortion as states across the country have fortified their laws protecting life.” Mercer added. “But there’s still work to do. That’s why we celebrate this wonderful anniversary and recommit ourselves to protecting life from coast to coast.”
In the first two months following Roe’s reversal, abortions dropped by 6% nationwide.