The theme for the 2016 March for Life will be "Pro-Life and Pro-Woman Go Hand in Hand," according to Roll Call.
Two months before their annual rally against the Roe v. Wade ruling, organizers of the March for Life will lift the curtain on their 2016 theme, “Pro-Life and Pro-Woman Go Hand in Hand,” at a Capitol briefing.
Geared toward Hill staffers who oppose abortion from either side of the aisle, Wednesday’s lunchtime event will encourage attendees “to be bolder on the issue of life,” said Tom McClusky, vice president of government affairs for the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.
Staffers will learn tips to help their bosses “counter the false narrative of, ‘being pro-life means you’re anti-woman,'” McClusky said, adding that he expects a “war on women” narrative to resurface as the presidential race gains speed.
This year's theme is decidedly more political than last year's theme, which was "Every Life a Gift." During the 2012 presidential election, pro-life politicians were accused of being in a "war on women"--something the March for Life wants to dispel. Additionally, the March for Life has made an extra effort to court beyond its traditional audience of Catholic families in recent years.
The 2016 March for Life is scheduled for January 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.