The Virginia March for Life, taking place on February 13, 2020, comes as a new majority files Equal Rights AmendmentRICHMOND, VA. – March for Life is excited to partner with The Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference, and the Virginia Society for Human Life for the second annual Virginia March for Life on February 13, 2020 in Richmond, Virginia. Marchers will rally at the state capitol to stop extreme abortion legislation. Bills have already been filed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, to remove necessary, life- saving parental consent and ultrasound informed-consent requirements before an abortion is performed, to eliminate health and safety standards for abortion facilities, and even to establish the “right to personal reproductive autonomy” in Virginia’s constitution.
After the recent Virginia election results, the majority made their priorities clear by filing the pro-abortion Equal Rights Amendment as their first bill. The ERA would endanger every rational pro-life law in Virginia and enshrine abortion in the U.S. Constitution. If Virginia attempts to ratify this moot amendment, the Commonwealth may enter into a season of expensive litigation and see many legal protections now enjoyed by women completely erased. March for Life, The Family Foundation, the Virginia Catholic Conference and the Virginia Society for Human Life are calling upon all pro-life Virginians to stand against all legislation that threatens the inherent God-given dignity of the human person, especially the most vulnerable among us, the unborn. The march will take place right after the legislature’s critical cross-over period between the House and Senate, thereby allowing participants to advocate in person with their elected representatives.