March for Life

The annual March for Life (normally held on January 22) in Washington, D.C., commemorates the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s infamous Roe v.  Wade decision that legalized abortion on January 22, 1973.

All Knights and their families, particularly those in the greater Washington, D.C., area, and nearby states, are urged to join the march. Councils planning bus trips to Washington should book their charters early. Knights should carry council banners and K of C posters, wear jackets with the K of C emblem, and walk together to show the Order’s support for the right to life.

Knights who cannot go to Washington can participate in local or state pro-life demonstrations. State pro-life chaircouples will have information on local activities sponsored or supported by Knights in their jurisdictions.

Knights are urged to schedule prayer services for unborn children at government monuments or participate in other appropriate activities. Invite Squires’ circles, ladies’ auxiliaries, parish pro-life groups and similar organizations to attend or co-sponsor planned activities.

To assist your pro-life activities, the Supreme Council offers the following materials (all of which are free of charge when ordered in reasonable quantities; there is only a shipping charge): 

  • The brochure “A People of Life – And for Life” (#4795) outlines the Order’s commitment to reversing the trend toward a culture of death and building a culture that values human life at every stage. The beautifully designed, full-color brochure clearly explains the commonsense and common law basis for the protection of life, and also offers five practical action items to help members, their families and all concerned individuals get involved in building a culture of life. A poster (#4804) with a similar design is also available.

  • Defend Life” billboard (#1938 — limit of two per order. Size 10 feet by 20 feet.)

  • “Pregnant? Need help?” Birthright flyer (#1757)

  • “Pray the Rosary to End Abortion” poster (#2073) and prayer card (#2072)

  • “Gospel of Life” poster (#4238) and prayer card (#4237E, F, or S) in English, French or Spanish

These items can be ordered by contacting the Supreme Council Supply Department.

Finally, the Catholic Information Service has a booklet, The Sixth and Ninth Commandments: Sexual Morality, which can be ordered by calling 203-752-4267.  

For more information on the annual March for Life, contact the March for Life at 202-543-3377 or at