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WASHINGTON D.C, January 19, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Despite the March for Life moving from an in-person event to being held online due to “a pandemic which may be peaking, and in view of the heightened pressures that law enforcement officers and others are currently facing in and around the Capitol,” several events and Masses are still being held in Washington, D.C. 

In place of the annual March for Life, just a “small group of pro-life leaders” will come together in the capital to march, representing pro-lifers from across the country, the March for Life said in a statement.

In addition to the in-person events listed below, Students for Life America is also holding “four days of virtual training for pro-life activists of all ages,” as well as life chains throughout the country. 

The Stanton Public Policy Center, part of Stanton Healthcare, is also holding a handful of events in the nation’s capital as part of its “Purple Sash Revolution” campaign.

Below is a list of events and Masses which are still scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 22, 2021 (anniversary of Roe v. Wade)

12 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Purple Sash Revolution: Laying of flowers and a prayer vigil at the Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Meet at the corner of 3rd St NE and East Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20002

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm.
Purple Sash Revolution: Peaceful protest and rally outside Health & Human Services to challenge the nomination of Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary
Health & Human Services 
200 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
(Nearest Metro stop: Federal Center SW)

Saturday, January 23, 2021 

10:00 am – 11:00 am.
Purple Sash Revolution: Prayer Vigil and sidewalk chalking at Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood
1225 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(Nearest Metro stop: Noma-Gallaudet U)

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Congress's huge omnibus spending bill, attached to the COVID relief bill, funds a new 'Women's History' museum for the Smithsonian Institution.

And, while it is debatable whether or not "equality" demands a whole museum dedicated to women's accomplishments as distinct from those of men, what is not debatable is the potential for using this new museum as a platform for the promotion of abortion.

Please SIGN this petition demanding that the new 'Women's History' museum will not now, or ever, promote abortion in any of its exhibits or programs.

But, why is this even a question?

Because, House Bill HR 1980, which authorized the building of a women's museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C., and which passed the House by wide margins in February, 2020, states that curators will take steps to ensure "diversity of political viewpoints in exhibits and programs."

This is a bad sign, one which could lead to the promotion of abortion as a "political viewpoint."

Therefore, we must remind the curators of the Smithsonian, the Congress and the President that abortion is not a "political viewpoint." Abortion is, rather, the barbaric killing of an innocent human being and a personal tragedy for the mother and others involved.

And, it is also a national tragedy - not something which can be reduced to "civil discourse," as there is nothing "civil" about abortion.

As such, abortion should never be promoted, and especially never by any agency or museum receiving federal funding.

This petition is being CC'ed to the Congress and the President so that if this museum ever starts to promote abortion, they can intervene to stop funding the museum or the Smithsonian.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

10:00 am – 12:00 p.m.
Purple Sash Revolution and Father Frank Pavone: Prayer vigil and Planned Parenthood [canceled]

4:30 p.m.
Students for Life America: Candlelight prayer vigil before the White House
The Ellipse on E Street NW near the National Christmas Tree
Washington, D.C. 20502

6:00 p.m.
Solemn Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form/Old Rite)
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
313 2nd St NE 
Washington, D.C. 20002

An all-night prayer vigil is currently planned to be held outside the Supreme Court. Plans may change due to the current military presence in D.C. Those wishing to attend should contact [email protected], to confirm their attendance, and be made aware of any change in plans for the vigil.

Friday, January 29, 2021

8:00 a.m.
Traditional Low Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form/Old Rite)
St. Mary Mother of God, Catholic Church
727 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Students for Life America: Life Chain
Arlington, VA
Location TBA

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 am.
Purple Sash Revolution: Peaceful protest and rally at Health and Human Services [canceled]

3:30 p.m. 
Ninth Annual Nellie Gray Mass
Solemn Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form/Old Rite)
St. Mary Mother of God, Catholic Church
727 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Saturday, January 30, 2021

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Students for Life America: Sidewalk outreach at Planned Parenthood 
Planned Parenthood – Carol Whitehill Moses Center
1225 4th St NE
Washington, D.C. 20002
(The nearest Metro stop: Noma-Gallaudet U)

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