Annual March for Life

The next annual rally will be held on January 24, 2020.

The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington, D.C., on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. The march is organized by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. The overall goal of the march is to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. The March for Life typically draws well over 500,000 attendees each year, with attendance increasing every year.

Iowans for Life organizes several bus loads of Iowans to go to the event each year. Let us know if you want to join us next year.

For more information contact or 515.255.4113.

Scholarship opportunities

Christ the King Catholic Church in Des Moines

Our respect life ministry is offering 3 scholarships, available to students 14 - 18 years old in grades 8 - 12. Get the details and apply online by August 1st. Students of all faith backgrounds welcome.

March for Life 2016 #neverforgetmarker133

Stuck on the  Pennsylvania Turnpike for 24 hours. Lessons learned.

As I planned this year’s March for Life in Washington DC I was filled with a lot of mixed emotions. On the one hand, we had a record number of participants planning to attend, but on the other, the weather updates continued to put a damper on the upcoming trip. And it wasn’t just a typical winter storm, it was coined ‘snowmaggedon’ and ‘the storm of the century’.

We continued to watch the weather and forged forward with the trip. Unfortunately, we lost three schools to this forecast and decided that we would need to cut the trip short and eliminate the sight-seeing day in order to beat the storm home.

The trip to DC was largely uneventful and arrival at our hotel was smooth. As always, our trips consist of education, prayer and fun. When we arrived, Father Pat Behm celebrated Mass at the hotel for those groups interested. Some groups attended Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, while others packed in a quick tour of the national monuments. The morning would come early as we decided to save time, and load all luggage back onto the buses before heading out to the Archdiocesan of Washington DC Youth Rally & Mass held at Verizon Center and The DC Armory.

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