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.

2024 March for Life Pilgrimage Photos

2024 Schedule

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Departure from several Iowa locations in the afternoon. Travel will continue overnight on the bus.

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Arrival in Washington D.C. in the afternoon; free time and worship opportunities.

Friday, January 19, 2024
Youth rally, worship opportunities and March for Life events in the morning; March for Life midday; free time in Washington D.C.

Saturday, January 20, 2024
Free day to explore D.C.; departure for Iowa in the evening; travel continues overnight on the bus.

Worship opportunity available.

Sunday, January 21, 2024
Arrival in Iowa locations in the late afternoon/early evening.

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

Bishop William Joensen Iowa March for Life 24

Bishop William Joensen’s remarks at Iowa March for Life 2024

By Pulse Life Advocates | July 2, 2024

It is a blessing to be with you today, as we anticipate Monday’s second anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision overturning Roe v.…

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Maggie DeWitte’s speech from Iowa March for Life 2024

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 25, 2024

Good afternoon!  Are we not Blessed to live in Iowa?  What a great day to be an Iowan and to be with a group of people who care about the…

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Maggie DeWitte’s speech at the Iowa March For Life

By Pulse Life Advocates | June 27, 2023

Welcome to the First Post-Dobbs, Iowa March for Life! One year ago marked the end of federal abortion law in our country.   Those under 50 have never known anything…

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March for Life 2020

The March for Life can save the world

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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man in the arena

Men in the Arena

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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The empathy gap

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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2021 Virtual March for Life

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

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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The National March for Life in Washington DC goes virtual

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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March for Life 2020 recap

March for Life 2020 recap

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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

By Pulse Life Advocates | 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…

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Photos from the 2020 prayer rally and March for Life

Sights from the 2019 March and Prayer Rally

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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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