The 2019 March for Life will draw attention to the scientific fact that unborn babies are unique, living human beings from the moment of conception.
Jeanne Mancini, president of March for Life, announced the theme “Unique from Day One: Pro-life is pro-science” on Thursday, the Washington Examiner reports.
“We see that medical and technological advancements always affirm the pro-life movement,” Mancini said. “For example, DNA is present at fertilization and no fingerprint on earth, past, present or future, is the same. Science is behind the pro-life movement.”
Dozens of textbooks, biologists, medical experts and others have confirmed that a new human life comes into being at the moment of conception, complete with its own unique DNA.
Mancini urged political leaders to pass laws that reflect these new scientific understandings about human life.
“Life in its most vulnerable form, should be protected,” she said. “To this end, we hope that Patients First Act, HR 2918, and similar legislation preserving the dignity of the human person from its earliest moments, will soon become law.”
The 46th annual pro-life march will be held Jan. 18, 2019, near the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which allowed abortion on demand through all nine months of pregnancy. The 1973 ruling led to the abortion deaths of about 60 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers.
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress joined Mancini for the announcement. He expressed hope that the theme will raise awareness about ending taxpayer-funded medical research that uses aborted baby parts, IJR reports. He said he hopes for a day when there is “no longer a price tag put on a human life.”
Dr. David Prentice, VP and research director at Charlotte Lozier Institute, and Dr. Grazie Christie, radiologist and policy advisor for The Catholic Association, also joined Mancini for the announcement and emphasized how science supports the pro-life position.
Hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates march peacefully in Washington, D.C. every year at the March for Life. Speakers slated for the 2019 march include popular conservative commentator Ben Shapiro and Abby Johnson, the Planned Parenthood employee-turned pro-life advocate.
Last year, President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both spoke at the march.