THE TRAGIC NUMBERS
Over 57-million unborn babies have been victims of abortion in the United States since its legalization in January 1973 — that’s 1.3-million babies each year or 3,600 babies each day killed by abortion in the United States. In the Chicago metropolitan area (Cook County, Illinois), 1 out of 4 pregnancies ends in abortion. In 2014, 21,511 babies were victims of abortion — that’s 59 abortions each day or one baby aborted every 24 minutes in Cook County. (Sources: “Abortion Statistics: United States Data and Trends”, National Right to Life Committee; Illinois Department of Public Health)
COMING TOGETHER IN PEACE AND HOPE
Each January, we remember with deep sadness the great tragedy of the legalization of abortion in the United States along with the devastating social, moral, and legal consequences that have followed.
Marching in peace through the streets of Chicago, our goal is to serve as a visual and vocal reminder that the people of Chicago and the Midwest stand for LIFE. We come together to change perceptions in a society that thinks abortion is the answer. We call upon religious, civic and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation and culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage and eliminating the violence of abortion. Our women, men,
children and families deserve better than abortion!
We mark with deep sadness the great tragedy of the legalization of abortion in the United States along with the devastating social, moral, and legal consequences that have followed. Our vision is that, marching together in hope, we call upon religious, civic, and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation that affirms the authentic dignity of women and men, the gift of children, and a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development in law and love.
Our purpose is to provide an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life.
“The fight for the right to life is not the cause of a special few, but the cause of every man, woman and child who cares not only about his or her own family, but the whole family of man.” – Dr. Mildred Jefferson, Pro-Life Activist and Heroine