March for Life Rally, Washington, DC Friday, Jan 25, 2013


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For the 30th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus will provide FREE bus transportation for people in the Richmond area to attend the 40th annual March For Life Rally in Washington DC, on FRIDAY, January 25, 2013.  See bus schedule and details below.


For those going to the MARCH FOR LIFE in Washington on January 25th, stop by your congressman’s office to say “Hello”. Thank him for his votes for pro-life legislation, especially if he voted for the District of Columbia Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.(roll call)

The vote took place last July at the end of the previous session of Congress. The vote was 220-154 in favor of the bill, a strong majority (a 66 vote margin), although short of the two-thirds vote required for a bill to pass under the fast-track procedure utilized. So the bill failed to be passed.

There may be renewed action on the District of Columbia Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in the new 113th session of Congress that has just recently convened. If so, the Congressman should again support this very important legislation.

If your Congressman did not vote for the District of Columbia Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and does not support pro-life legislation, express your disappointment. Invite his interest in the right to life issue, offering to provide him information on the subject and to provide answers to questions he may have. Virginia Society for Human Life and its national office, the National Right to Life Committee, have a trove of information to provide.

In most cases, you will be speaking to the Congressman’s aide, because the regular practice is that the Congressmen return home on Thursday to their districts for the week-end.

Be sure to leave your name and address including your zipcode at the end of your visit. The zipcode identifies you as his constituent, a member of his district and therefore eligible to vote for him.

Vote by Virginia Congressmen on the District of Columbia Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, H.R. 3803:

In favor; Cantor, Forbes, Goodlatte, Griffith, Hurt, Rigell, Wittman, Wolf

Opposed; Connolly, Moran, Scott

See March for Life website for more details

Bus Schedule and Information

Seating on the buses is limited and will be by RESERVATION only. A Registration fee may be required; however, the Registration fee will be returned when you take your seat on the bus. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a Parent, Guardian, or Approved Temporary Guardian with written permission.

The Powhatan bus will arrive @ 7:30 am at St John Neumann Church, 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan, and leave by 7:45 am, then proceed to St Edward Church, 2700 Dolfield Drive, Richmond, for an 8:15 am pick-up; contact Tony Hackenberg @ 804-598-5812 or T

he Southside bus will arrive @ 7:30 am at St Augustine Church, 4400 Beulah Road, Chesterfield, and leave by 7:45 am, then proceed to St Joseph Church, 828 Buford Road, for an 8:15 am pick-up; contact Doug MacPherson @ 804-275-7187 or

In addition, the 2nd St Joseph Church bus will pick-up @ 8:00 am; contact Patrick Latimer @ 804-262-7628 or T

The West End bus will arrive @ 7:30 am at the Columbian Center, 2324 Pump Road, Henrico, and leave by 8:00 am; contact Darius Yazdgerdi at 804-740-9633 or T

The East End bus will arrive @ 7:30 am at the Church of the Redeemer, 8275 Meadowbridge Road, Mechanicsville, and leave by 8:00 am; contact Ed Gillikin, Sr at 804-737-7628 or

The West End and East End buses will stop at the Diocese of Richmond Pastoral Center, 7800 Carousel Lane, Henrico, (just off of Parham and Shrader Roads) @ 8:15 am for pick-up and a brief convocation.

Marchers must check-in at the pick-up location at least 30 minutes prior to departure and must bring a lunch, soft drinks, cell phone, hat, gloves and suitable clothing for weather conditions. Buses will return by 6:00 pm.

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