The annual Right to life March prayer vigil and Witness for Life event in Birmingham is scheduled for Saturday, Jan 15.

The annual event is one of the largest pro-life events held in the state each year. People from all walks of life and from various faith traditions will gather in Birmingham on Saturday and publicly proclaim their belief in the sanctity of every human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

Pro-life advocates have been protesting the controversial Roe versus Wade decision since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws protecting the lives of the unborn.

Abortion supporters say that each woman should have the power to decide whether or not to take their pregnancy to term or not and that the state should do anything possible to keep abortion rights unhindered by state laws.

The annual right to life march in Birmingham will begin at 9 a.m., before the vigil, with a Respect Life Mass with Birmingham Catholic Bishop Steven Raica. That event is at Cathedral of Saint Paul, 2130 3rd. Ave. North, Birmingham, Alabama.

Following the mass, pro-life activists will gather on the sidewalks surrounding Planned Parenthood for a Prayer Vigil and Witness for Life event. That event will start at 10:45 a.m. at Planned Parenthood, 1019 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama.

Organizers are encouraging participants to follow pandemic protocols.

The Birmingham March for Life event is being held in conjunction with dozens of other similar events across the country. Pro-life activists will then converge on Washington next week for the National Right to Life March event.

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