Thousands of Arkansans, organized and sponsored by Arkansas Right to Life, will participate on the 37th Annual March for Life to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.
The staging area for the March for Life will be on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Little Rock on West Capitol between Battery & Wolfe Streets, behind the State Capitol. Marchers will split into two groups to the right and to the left to circle the State Capitol before joining back as one on the front steps for a brief program. The march will proceed as planned regardless of weather conditions.
The keynote speaker will be Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson, a longtime supporter and friend of Arkansas Right to Life. Also invited to attend are: U.S. Senator-elect Tom Cotton, Lieutenant Governor-elect Tim Griffin and U.S. Representative-elect French Hill. “The 2014 General Elections were very good for unborn children in our state and nation”, said Executive Director Rose Mimms. “In Arkansas we have a 100% Pro-Life Congressional representation in the U.S. House & Senate, and the Arkansas General Assembly members are predominantly pro-life.”
“An unprecedented number of pro-life candidates have been elected to office that will result in significant pro-life legislation to save unborn children and protect women in Arkansas”, Mimms added. Arkansas Right to Life’s top priority in 2015 is the passage of the Ban on Webcam Abortion. Legislation has been drafted and filed to make this the first pro-life legislation to be passed in the 2015 Arkansas General Session.
Others participating in the program will be Father T. J. Hart, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Marche and the Reverend Scott, pastor of Agape Church in Little Rock. Charisse Dean will perform musical selections.