By George P. Matysek Jr.
Hundreds of pro-life supporters will take to the streets of Annapolis March 9 with a message for their lawmakers: pass laws that affirm the sanctity of life.
The annual Maryland March for Life will begin at St. Mary in Annapolis with a 4:30 p.m. youth rally featuring Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America.
Bishop Denis J. Madden will celebrate a Mass at 5:15 p.m. at the same time a nondenominational worship service will be offered on the St. Mary’s campus.
The march will begin at 6:30 p.m., working its way through downtown Annapolis to Lawyer’s Mall, where additional speakers will be featured. A meal for participants will be provided by Chick-fil-A at 8 p.m. at St. Mary.
Deacon Richard “Monti” Montalto of St. Thomas Aquinas in Hampden, a board member of the Center for Pregnancy Concerns, said the keynote address by Hawkins will be “a great witness to our young people that they are important in the pro-life effort because they bring not only a fresh enthusiasm, but future leadership to this ministry.”
Several parishes will be offering bus transportation to the event. Shuttle services will also be available for those who cannot walk.
Visit marylandmarchforlife.org for more information.