The March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion, held in Washington, D.C., on or around the anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion in the case Roe v. Wade. The march is organized by the March for Life Education and Defense Fund.

Even though Roe v. Wade has been overturned via the Dobbs case on June 24, 2022, the March for Life will continue.  The Federal Government continues its quest to codify abortion law and now that abortion law has returned to individual states to decide how best to regulate and in some cases eliminate abortion, the March for life will continue to march until abortion is eliminated from our society.  We will join in that mission until we make abortion unthinkable.

The March for Life typically draws hundreds of thousands of attendees each year.

Pulse organizes several bus loads of Iowans to go to the event each year. Let us know if you want to join us next year.

For more information contact or 515.255.4113.

The Annual March is a life changing experience!

“It was an experience greater than myself and I love that this trip brought me closer to Christ, Thank you!”

“Seemed like the group was engaged in the life prayers and it was very beautiful for all involved especially for students to rally around life and build a Christ centered community.”

“This is the fundamental issue- if we get LIFE right, so many other things get right because of it.”


“It was so powerful & inspiring.  Being part of something bigger than myself was the ultimate experience.  I enjoyed the whole trip immensely and it was wonderful meeting new people!”

“I want to become more involved with the pro-life movement.  IFL has shown me a glimpse of what that could look like.”

“It was an experience greater than myself and I love that this trip brought me closer to Christ, Thank you!”

Photos from the 2023 March for Life at the Capital

Photos from the 2023 prayer rally  organized by the Knights of Columbus and the Sisters of Life

Blog Posts

March for Life 2020

The March for Life can save the world

By iowansforlife | April 28, 2023

Supporters of abortion without limits back up their convictions by protesting, desecrating, and bullying institutions and persons who cross them. They show up in mass in public at all hours of the day or night to defend what they perceive is their right to abort (kill) the inconvenient human person in the womb. That is…

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man in the arena

Men in the Arena

By iowansforlife | January 24, 2023

Women hold the important leadership positions in the pro-life movement. Some examples in Iowa: Pulse Life Advocates: Maggie DeWitte Iowa Right to Life: Kristi Judkins Innervisions HealthCare: Theresa Welch Agape Pregnancy Resource Center:  Leanna Simpson At the national level: Live Action: Lila Rose March For Life: Jeanne Mancini Susan B. Anthony PRO-LIFE America: Marjorie Dannenfelser…

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empathy gap

The empathy gap

By iowansforlife | January 27, 2022

The abortion debate exhibits a conscipuous empathy gap. Congressman Chris Smith from New Jersey’s 4th district invoked the word in his speech at last Friday’s March for Life in Washington DC. He has made it a theme of his pro-life speeches going back to 2009: “Can Senator Obama not see, appreciate or understand that the…

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2021 Virtual March for Life

Did you miss IFL’s Virtual March for Life event? Here it is!

By iowansforlife | January 22, 2021

Virtual events aren’t all bad! The National March for Life’s live event was cancelled. So was Iowans for LIFE’s local march, so we produced a virtual event. IFL’s Virtual March for Life event took place today at the State Capital. What a great event! You can watch the entire event on YouTube on the link…

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March for Life

The National March for Life in Washington DC goes virtual

By iowansforlife | January 15, 2021

We just received this notice from Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life: The protection of all of those who participate in the annual March, as well as the many law enforcement personnel and others who work tirelessly each year to ensure a safe and peaceful event, is a top priority of the March…

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March for Life 2020 recap

March for Life 2020 recap

By iowansforlife | January 31, 2020

What a March for Life! Iowans for LIFE took three busloads of pilgrims to the 47th March for Life which took place last Friday. Our pilgrimage consisted of about 150 students and their chaperones. They witnessed the most historic March in history. Here is our March for Life 2020 recap. For the first time in…

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new March for Life video

“One third of my generation was wiped out through abortion”

By iowansforlife | October 31, 2019

The March for Life is the largest human rights demonstration in the world. More than half a million people showed up last January to march and pray in support of our unborn brothers and sisters. Our new March for Life video above provides perspective of the March from a variety of participants, ranging in age…

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March for Life 2020

Countdown to March for Life 2020!

By iowansforlife | October 15, 2019

Why should you go on the March for Life 2020? How about to change the world? It does that. A half a million people who stand up in the public prayer and pray for the unborn matter. They matter to God, who blesses them for their witness. And it matters to those who take notice…

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sanctity of life in Iowa

How to resurrect the sanctity of life in Iowa

By iowansforlife | February 19, 2019

Governor Kim Reynolds will not appeal a recent court decision which shot down the Heartbeat Bill. The Governor made a tough call. The appeal process had almost no chance to succeed in light or the Iowa Supreme Court’s brazen support of abortion last year. And since Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against the Heartbeat Bill asserted the…

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March for Life 2019

Fear and loathing at the March for Life

By iowansforlife | January 24, 2019

The March for Life 2019 was a shocking success. For over 30 years, Iowans for LIFE has been a presence at this iconic, cultural event. This year, we took four busloads of two-hundred students in all. The mainstream media has bent over backwards to NOT cover this event, despite the fact that hundreds of thousands…

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Photos from the 2020 prayer rally and March for Life

Sights from the 2019 March and Prayer Rally

March for Life 2016 #neverforgetmarker133

Stuck on the  Pennsylvania Turnpike for 24 hours. Lessons learned.

As I planned this year’s March for Life in Washington DC I was filled with a lot of mixed emotions. On the one hand, we had a record number of participants planning to attend, but on the other, the weather updates continued to put a damper on the upcoming trip. And it wasn’t just a typical winter storm, it was coined ‘snowmaggedon’ and ‘the storm of the century’.

We continued to watch the weather and forged forward with the trip. Unfortunately, we lost three schools to this forecast and decided that we would need to cut the trip short and eliminate the sight-seeing day in order to beat the storm home.

The trip to DC was largely uneventful and arrival at our hotel was smooth. As always, our trips consist of education, prayer and fun. When we arrived, Father Pat Behm celebrated Mass at the hotel for those groups interested. Some groups attended Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, while others packed in a quick tour of the national monuments. The morning would come early as we decided to save time, and load all luggage back onto the buses before heading out to the Archdiocesan of Washington DC Youth Rally & Mass held at Verizon Center and The DC Armory.

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