Pro-life advocates in Anchorage are launching a new March for Life event in an effort to advance pro-life efforts across the city and throughout Alaska.
The Anchorage demonstration will occur roughly a week after the annual National March for Life in Washington D.C., which typically draws hundreds of thousands of participants.
While the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Alaska remains one of the most pro-abortion states in the union, with state-funded abortion and virtually no limits on when an abortionist can end the life of an unborn child.
The march will begin at 1 p.m. on the corner of Lake Otis and 40th Avenue – just outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Anchorage. Starting at 1:30 p.m. sharp, participants will walk peacefully 3.5 miles to the Anchorage Cemetery’s Memorial for Unborn Children, located just inside the pedestrian gate at Cordova Street and 8th Avenue. They expect to arrive at the cemetery by 3 p.m. Those who do not want to walk are invited to meet the marchers at the cemetery location.
“Together, at 3pm at the Memorial for Unborn Children, let us remember the more than 60 million innocent lives lost to abortion since 1973, when the Supreme Court allowed abortion in our nation through the Roe v. Wade decision,” organizer Mary Kemper wrote in a recent email to pro-life advocates. “Through our speakers, music, and prayer, be educated and inspired to take action to end abortion.”