2022 March for Life to ‘Proceed as Planned’ Despite DC Vaccine Mandate, Expects ‘Even Higher Levels of Enthusiasm’

Organizers of the March for Life, which will take place days after D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s vaccination mandate takes effect, announced Thursday that the annual event will proceed as planned.

“The 49th annual March for Life, including the rally and pre-rally concert, will go on as planned,” the pro-life organization said in press release, noting that “outdoor events are not impacted by the Washington, D.C., vaccine mandate.”

The March for Life will modify some of its indoor events due to the new COVID-19 regulations, organizers added, noting that participants at the organization’s Rose Dinner and Capitol Hill 101 sessions will have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test accompanied by “either an oral or written religious exemption or a written medical exemption.”

“We expect this year’s March for Life to be historic, with even higher levels of enthusiasm from participants,” March for Life President Jeanne Mancini told The Daily Signal. “With the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case before the Supreme Court, we are closer than ever to building the culture of life we have all marched for since Roe v. Wade was imposed on our nation nearly 50 years ago.”

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