Midwest Pro-Life Groups Announce Major Expansion of March for Life Chicago

CHICAGO — March for Life Chicago Board President Dawn Fitzpatrick announced that the March for Life Chicago 2020, set for January 11, will be a massive expansion of previous marches. This time, the traditional rally and march is coupled with a convention featuring pro-life organizations from across the United States, a young adult evening event, and a fundraising banquet.

March for Life Chicago Board President Dawn Fitzpatrick announced today that the March for Life Chicago 2020, set for January 11, will be a massive expansion of previous marches.

“Furious that Illinois legislators have made this state an abortion oasis for the Midwest, pro-life advocates from across the country are empowered to come together in a joyful gathering knowing we can build a brighter future. More people than ever plan to turn out for the March for Life Chicago,” said Fitzpatrick, who serves full-time as the senior coordinator for Respect Life Ministries at the Archdiocese of Chicago.

“This expansion gives participants the opportunity to connect with companies, organizations, and other individuals from across the country who share their values. Now, they will depart ready to take further action in their own communities.”

Due to a major uptick in attendance, March for Life Chicago 2020 has moved the opening rally to downtown Chicago’s spacious Daley Plaza.

The March for Life 2020 keynote speaker will be abortion survivor Claire Culwell.  Culwell was born two months premature after miraculously surviving the abortion that took the life of her twin sister. She was adopted, and in 2009, reconnected with her birth mother.

Other March for Life 2020 speakers include Archdiocese of Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod President Dr. Rev. Matthew Harrison, Loyola University Medical Center’s Dr. Karen Deighan, Pro-Life Action League Executive Director Eric Scheidler, and weDignify Student Leader Alex Lehan.

WHAT: March for Life Chicago 2020, “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman”

WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m. (Central)

WHO: Thousands of individuals and groups from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Ohio, and Missouri

WHERE: Daley Plaza, 50 W Washington, Chicago, IL 60602
MAP: https://tinyurl.com/vb4hpdh

DETAILS: MarchForLifeChicago.org & MarchForLifeChicagoConvention.org

ONSITE MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Ciesielka, 312.403.1333


  • Eric Scheidler, Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League
  • Dawn Fitzpatrick, Board President, March for Life Chicago
  • Claire Culwell, abortion survivor
  • Pat McCaskey, Chicago Bears Vice President
  • Dr Karen Deighan. Loyola University Medical Center
  • Aid for Women client
  • Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop, Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago
  • Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, President, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
  • Pat Castle, Executive Director, President and Founder, LIFE Runners
  • Alex Lehan, weDignify college student leader

About the March for Life Chicago

The MarchForLifeChicago is an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life. The event marks 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 together in hope, the March for Life Chicago calls upon government, religious, civic, and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation that affirms the authentic dignity of women, the gift of children, and a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development. Learn more at: MarchForLifeChicago.org.

CONTACT: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333, tc@tcpr.net

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