3rd Annual March, which has previously attracted over 5,000+ marchers, seeks to be a voice for the voiceless and highlight pro-life state policies, crucial work of pregnancy resource centers.

(HARRISBURG, PA – October 16, 2023) Today, the Pennsylvania Family Institute, partnered with the March for Life, is hosting the third official Pennsylvania March for Life, where pro-life citizens from across the Commonwealth will unite in support of state policies that respect the human dignity of every person – born and unborn. Last year’s Pennsylvania March for Life generated an estimated crowd size of over 6,000 attendees, one of the largest Harrisburg rallies in years.

“The great, life-affirming work of the pro-life and pregnancy help movements in Pennsylvania are facing unprecedented levels of attacks,” states Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to have a powerful public display of support for life like the Pennsylvania March for Life, which has been one of the largest rallies ever in Harrisburg! Women and babies need your support now more than ever and that’s why today’s Pennsylvania March for Life is so important.”

Attendees for the Pennsylvania March for Life will gather at the front steps of the State Capitol in Harrisburg to peacefully advocate for pro-life protections for women and the unborn. Rally speakers will include David Bereit, Founder of 40 Days for Life, Dr. Kendra Kolb, Neonatologist & Pro-Life Advocate; Dawn Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, March for Life; and Michael Geer, President, PA Family Institute.

Pro-life state legislators will speak from the stage, including State Senator Kristin Phillips Hill (Senate District 28); State Senator Judy Ward (Senate District 30); and State Representative Josh Kail (House District 15).

Support for pregnancy resource centers will be a call to action from the rally stage. Additional rally speakers include Pastor Jay & Tiffany Gilbert, Founders, Voices For The Unborn Pregnancy Center – who will serve as the MC for the rally; and Jill Hartman, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative.

Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, with the Diocese of Harrisburg, will deliver the opening prayer and Dr. Don Immel, Superintendent of PennDel Ministry Network will deliver the closing prayer.

Students from Dayspring Christian Academy will sing the National Anthem.

“The March for Life, along with the Pennsylvania Family Institute, is delighted to welcome pro-life Pennsylvanians and our outstanding speakers to the third annual Pennsylvania March for Life, where we will advocate for state policies that respect the human dignity of every person, born and unborn. As Pennsylvania faces new threats to both mom and baby, we are ready to stand up as a powerful witness to Pennsylvanians’ joy and unbending resolve to create a culture that values life in all of its stages.” - Jeanne Mancini, President of March for Life Defense and Education Fund. 

The Pennsylvania March for Life includes:

  • Pre-rally prayer and praise at 10:00 a.m. 
  • Rally at 11:00 a.m.
  • March at 12:00 p.m. 

Full List of Rally Speakers: 

  • David Bereit, Founder, 40 Days for Life
  • Dawn Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, March for Life
  • Michael Geer, President, Pennsylvania Family Institute
  • Pastor Jay & Tiffany Gilbert, Founders, Voices For The Unborn Pregnancy Center
  • Jill Hartman, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative
  • Dr. Don Immel, Superintendent, PennDel Ministry Network with the Assemblies of God
  • PA State Representative Josh Kail & Family, House District 15
  • Dr. Kendra Kolb, Neonatologist & Pro-Life Advocate
  • PA State Senator Kristin Phillips-Hill, Senate District 28
  • The Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior, Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg
  • PA State Senator Judy Ward, Senate District 30


To request an interview or media pass, contact Dan Bartkowiak at dbart@pafamily.org or 717-736-9281.

For more about the Pennsylvania March for Life, visit Pa.MarchForLife.org.

For more about Pennsylvania Family Institute, visit pafamily.org.