Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pro-Life Advocates Throughout Chicagoland Join for Common Purpose

March For Life Chicago: Proclaiming Sanctity of Human Life and Marking Roe v. Wade Anniversary
Pro-Life Advocates Throughout Chicagoland Join for Common Purpose

Contact: Tom Ciesielka, 312-422-1333,

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Sunday, January 19, 2014, pro-life groups from all over Chicagoland will come together to proclaim the sanctity of human life and mark the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States.

The 9th annual March for Life Chicago begins at 1 pm Central at Federal Plaza located at 50 W. Adams, Chicago. Over a thousand expected participants will march from there to the James R. Thompson Center located at 100 W. Randolph, Chicago. March for Life Chicago brings together political figures, religious leaders and media personalities in a multi-faith, multi-cultural demonstration of pro-life values that denounce abortion and decry the harm it has caused society over the past four decades. Complete details about March For Life Chicago 2014 are available at


WHAT: 9th annual March for Life Chicago, including rallies at the start and culmination

WHEN: Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 1 to 3 p.m. Central

WHO: Pro-life groups and individuals from throughout Chicagoland, and Midwest

WHERE: Assembling at Federal Plaza, 50 W Adams, Chicago, MAP:, marching to James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago, MAP:

Speakers including Francis Cardinal George and Congressman Dan Lipinski, along with WLS personality Dan Proft and Relevant Radio's Sheila Liaugminas who will emcee the rallies at the March start and culmination.

Confirmed speakers include:

Federal Plaza
  • Francis Cardinal George, Archdiocese of Chicago  
  • Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago  
  • Pastor Ceasar LaFlore, New Community Church, National Black Pro-Life Union member 
  • Fr. Marco Mercado, Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Des Plaines, Illinois 
  • Linda Couri, former Planned Parenthood employee  
  • Anna Slater, Students for Life of Illinois 
  • Dan Proft, WLS-AM
State of Illinois Building
  • Congressman Dan Lipinski (D-IL)  
  • Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL)  
  • Patrick McCaskey, Chicago Bears  
  • Jill Stanek,  
  • Brittaney Campbell, Aid for Women client  
  • Sheila Liaugminas, Relevant Radio
"The March For Life Chicago draws students and senior citizens, Latinos, African Americans, Catholics, evangelicals, moms, babies, business people, professional athletes and musicians...this is a diverse group with a common purpose, to proclaim the sanctity of all human life," said Mary Hallan-FioRito, spokesperson for the March For Life Chicago planning committee. "We want to see an end to abortion and the damage it causes our nation," she added, "We're honored to join with March For Life events across the country from Washington DC to San Francisco."

Presenting organizations include:
  • Archdiocese of Chicago  
  • Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life  
  • Relevant Radio  
  • Illinois Right to Life  
  • Pro Life Action League 
  • Students for Life of Illinois  
  • Renovación Carismática Católica Hispana
Sponsors include:
  • Knights of Columbus  
  • Moody Radio Chicago  
  • Lake County Right to Life  
  • Families in Christ Jesus
For more about March For Life Chicago 2014 visit

About the March for Life Chicago
The March for Life Chicago is an annual public event composed of people from diverse ethnic, social, and religious backgrounds dedicated to defending and protecting all human life. The event marks with deep sadness the great tragedy of the legalization of abortion in the United States along with the devastating social, moral, and legal consequences that have followed. Marching together in hope, the March for Life Chicago planning committee works with government, religious, civic, and community leaders to renew every effort to build a nation that affirms the authentic dignity of women, the gift of children, and a culture dedicated to protecting life at every stage of development. Learn more at:

Media contact: Tom Ciesielka, TC Public Relations 312-422-1333,