Due to the weather, those who would like to march to the statehouse are welcome to join the group. Otherwise, you are also welcome to proceed straight to the statehouse and wait for the marchers.
Once the marchers arrive, they will head inside to the House Chambers where all activities will be held. This includes those activities and remarks that usually occur on the Statehouse steps.
Standing Together ~ Defending Life
Updated Schedule for Rally for Life
Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:30 am, a Respect Life Mass will be celebrated prior to the Rally for Life at St. Augustine’s Church in Montpelier.
10:30 AM – Rally Warm Up in the St. Augustine Church Hall (basement). Everyone is welcome to attend.
10:45 AM – If you would like to March, Gather behind City Hall in Montpelier.
- March down State Street
- If you would like to wait at the Statehouse instead, you are welcome to do so.
11:00-11:15 AM Move inside the Statehouse to the House Chambers
- Opening remarks.
- Proceed to House Chamber in the State House for dynamic pro-life speakers.
- Enjoy refreshments, fellowship and the latest pro-life information.
- There is no charge to attend the Rally for Life. Bring family and friends!
Guest Speaker: Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization and become an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement.
During her eight years with Planned Parenthood, Abby quickly rose in the organization’s ranks and became a clinic director. She was increasingly disturbed by what she witnessed. Abortion was a product Planned Parenthood was selling, not an unfortunate necessity that they fought to decrease.
All of that changed on September 26, 2009 when Abby was asked to assist with an ultrasound-guided abortion. She watched in horror as a 13 week baby fought, and ultimately lost, its life at the hand of the abortionist. At that moment, the full realization of what abortion was and what she had dedicated her life to washed over Abby and a dramatic transformation took place.
Desperate and confused, Abby sought help from a local pro-life group. She swore that she would begin to advocate for life in the womb and expose abortion for what it truly is.
She is a frequently requested guest on Fox News and a variety of other shows and the author of the nationally best-selling book, Unplanned, which chronicles both her experiences within Planned Parenthood and her dramatic exit.