Washington DC March for Life to take place amid vaccination mandate
by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – The 49th annual March for Life in Washington DC will go ahead on January 21 this year, albeit with restrictions due to a new COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the nation’s capital, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The March for Life is part of an ongoing campaign to end abortion by “uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square,” the event website attests.
Under a Washington DC mandate set to take effect on January 15, those wanting to enter “restaurants, bars, and nightclub establishments,” “indoor entertainment establishments,” “indoor exercise and recreational establishments” and “indoor event and meeting establishments” must show that they have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“While the March for Life itself is not affected, our indoor events will have a few modifications due to the District of Columbia’s current Covid regulations,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini said in a statement.
The March for Life will include a concert by Matthew West at 11 am, a rally at midday, and a march to the Supreme Court at 1:15 pm, CP reports. March of Life events that require vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test, Capitol Hill 101 and the Rose Dinner will be live-streamed.
This year’s march will take place as the US Supreme Court considers the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, and decides whether to revoke the court’s landmark 1973 Roe v Wade decision (which legalized abortion nationwide) and return control of abortion laws to individual states.