PHOTOS: 2024 Midwest March for Life

May 1, 2024, Missouri State Capitol grounds, sponsored by 40 Days for Life and Team PLAY


Thousands of people from all over the state, most wearing red, attended a pro-life rally on the steps of the State Capitol, followed by a march through downtown Jefferson City with signs, placards and uplifting songs and chants. Presenters spoke passionately of the importance of keeping Missouri pro-life by upholding the highest values and ideals among young people, helping pregnant mothers in need, showing truthful compassion to people who have taken part in abortion, regulating the mail-order abortion-drug industry, and defending the state’s Constitution from attempts to bring back abortion-on-demand through the initiative-petition process. Thirty-five life-affirming organizations offered information and literature at tables set up throughout the grounds. Bishop Edward Rice of Springfield-Cape Girardeau preached to an overflowing crowd in the Proto-Cathedral of St. Peter near the Capitol, urging everyone to present to God at the altar what they've learned and then take it out into their everyday lives.  (200 photos)