Organizers for the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., announced on Friday that they have canceled the in-person pro-life event scheduled for January 29, and will be hosting a virtual experience instead.
"In light of the fact that we are in the midst of 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, this year's March for Life will look different," the organization said in a statement.
According to the group's president, Jeanne Mancini, March for Life is still planning to host a small group of pro-life leaders in Washington, D.C. who will march on behalf of millions of pro-life Americans.
"These leaders will represent pro-life Americans everywhere who, each in their own unique ways, work to make abortion unthinkable and build a culture where every human life is valued and protected," Mancini said. "[W]e look forward to being together in person next year."
The March for Life draws hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters to the nation's capital annually to call for an end to legal abortion.
🔦 In 2020, President Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to attend and address the yearly event.