Pastor Chris Butler and a diverse group of pro-life leaders will speak at the March for Life in Chicago on Saturday, January 8, 2022, advocating for the lives of unborn babies and mothers. They represent many life advocates, both in the Saturday Crowd and across the Midwest, who recognize the value of human life in the womb.
As a pastor who has accompanied women and their families through the hardships of unplanned and unwanted pregnancies, Butler says, “We must work together for the life of mother and child, Butler believes the solution. should not be either women or infants, but women AND infants.
This year’s Chicago March for Life is focused on “Saving Lives in the Midwest”. Illinois’ increasingly extreme abortion policies are pushing women and girls across Illinois and neighboring states to have abortions on demand at any stage of pregnancy. In 2019, Illinois performed 46,517 abortions, more abortions than its neighboring states combined, according to state health services data.
AAs a pro-life Democrat and champion of the vulnerable, Butler asks people in the Midwest, “How can the human rights defender not stand up for the most vulnerable human being, the child to to be born? “
Butler and the Chicago March for Life recognize that people in the Midwest support the rights of unborn children and women. He points out, for example, that 72% of Illinois residents opposed the repeal of parental abortion notification in Illinois.
Attendees will gather at Federal Plaza for a rally with a full lineup of speakers, then march through downtown Chicago to call for the protection of unborn children and their mothers, as Butler and the March for Life’s Chicago believe in justice for both. .
WHAT: March for Life Chicago 2022 (March and Rally)
WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2022, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Central)
OR: Federal Plaza, 50 W. Adams St.
WHO: Individuals, families and pro-life groups from across the Midwest
See additional events below the list of speakers
·Pastor Chris Butler, Senior Pastor of the Chicago Embassy Church, Executive Leader of the AND Campaign (andcampaign.org)
·The Honorable Avery Bourne, Representative of the State of Illinois, District 95
·Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
·Kelly Dore, Executive Director of the National Human Trafficking Survivor Coalition
·Reverend Matthew Harrison, President of the Synod of the Lutheran Church and Missouri
·Client, Aid for Women (a Chicago-based pregnancy resource network)
·Sr. Alicia Torres, 2015 winner of the cooking show “Chopped” and member of the Franciscans of the Eucharist in Chicago (Humboldt Park)
·Dante Bucci, leader of weDignify and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign senior
·Kevin Grillot, executive director of weDignify
ADDITIONAL EVENTS OF THE WALK FOR LIFE IN CHICAGO INCLUDE (every hour at the center):
Chicago March for Life Convention, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- 40+ pro-life organizations
- Diaper Drive for mothers in need
- Youth rally, from 8.45 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
- Educational sessions, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Illinois repeal of parental abortion notification
- Illinois Sex Education Law – What Parents Need to Know
- How abortion allows sex trafficking and what to do
- How Illinois Abortion Laws Impact the Entire Midwest
- Abortion pill reversal
- Catholic Mass for Life, 4 p.m.
- Synodal Gathering Lutheran Church-Missouri, 4 p.m.
- Banquet, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
These additional events all take place on Saturday, January 8, 2022 and take place at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605 [https://tinyurl.com/4n39pnpy]