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The front of the Chicago March for Life in 2014Pro-Life Action League

The organizers of the 10th annual Chicago March for Life are predicting a record attendance at Sunday’s event. They expect more than 3,000 people to join, a 50 percent increase from 2014.

At least 14 buses are expected to make the trip, representing several parishes, pro-life groups, and at least one diocese.

According to March for Life Chicago president Emily Zender, “This occasion affirms the authentic dignity of women, celebrates the gift of children, and promotes a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development.”

“The March for Life Chicago message is one of love and hope,” she added.

The speakers will include: Most Reverend Blase Cupich, the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago; former abortion center director Abby Johnson; Rep. Dan Lipinsky, D-IL; Rep. Peter Roskam, R-IL; and Chicago Bears owner Patrick McCaskey.

The March will take place from 2:00 to 4:00 Central Time, on Sunday, January 18. The event will start at the Federal Plaza, located at 50 West Adams Street. Marchers will walk to the James R. Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street.