PHL/SWR Butler County Chapter

Pennsylvanians for Human Life

March for Life Newsletter

MARCH FOR LIFE –Friday, January 18, 2019

“Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science” is the theme for this year’s March For Life in Wash., D.C. As the predominance of human biological research confirms, Human Life begins at conception –the baby needing only time and nutrition to grow and develop into the baby we first see at birth. With this scientific backing, how can we not be Pro-Life? How can we turn our backs on these unborn children, who are still being aborted in numbers of almost 1 million a year in our country alone?

So, again we ask you to join us at the 46th annual March For Life on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

We March to remember the sixty million American babes who have been aborted since 1973.

We March to show our President and Congress that we want legislation to end abortion.

We March in defiance of a culture that attempts to justify the killing of innocent unborn children as just another “choice”.

We March because too many of us have mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, and friends who have been physically and emotionally scarred by abortion.

We March because being at the March, with 200,000 other Pro-Lifers, helps us re-commit to working for the dignity of every human life –not just in January, but for the year to come.

We March because our children need to see our Pro-Life commitment. In the words of one young Marcher after last year’s March: “Dad, I find it so important that we join in the March for Life. We Marchers are the voices of the aborted babies who never had a say in the horrible decision that ended their lives.”

In this Newsletter, you will find a list of the buses traveling to the March from Butler County. The cost and departure times vary from bus to bus. So, contact the Bus Captain nearest to you. We urge you to sign up ASAP, as the buses usually fill and you don’t want to be disappointed.

See you at the March!

Pro-Life Radio Program
Larry Black will be the guest of Dave Malarkey on WISR radio (680am) on Monday, January 14 at 12:30, to discuss the March for Life and other Pro-Life issues.

Pittsburgh’s 18th 40 DAYS FOR LIFE campaign will begin on March 6 and go through April 14. We have been praying and standing watch at the Planned Parenthood office on Liberty Avenue for nine years now and our efforts have helped to contribute to the successes of 40 DAYS campaigns around the world:

• Over 400 cities participate in these twice-a-year Vigils
• Almost 100 Planned Parenthood facilities have closed, nationwide, in recent years
• At least 14,000 babies have been “saved” from abortion –that we know about!
• Close to 200 abortion workers have been converted –left their jobs –because of our witness

The Vigil goes on from 7 am until 7 pm, 7 days a week, for the 40 days, which this Spring coincides with the days of Lent. What a beautiful service we can provide to the women of Pittsburgh area to spend some time praying for them in front of Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest provider of abortions. Some people sing, some people pray, some people stand silently as women go in and out of the doors of the Planned Parenthood office. Maybe someday we will be able to report that the Pittsburgh office of Planned Parenthood has closed, due to our efforts.

Especially for those who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life, participating in 40 DAYS FOR LIFE is an opportunity to demonstrate our Pro-Life commitment closer to home. Because there are no abortion offices in Butler, many Butler women travel to the Liberty Ave. location of Planned Parenthood, to have their abortions.

For more information, or to schedule your time slot to participate, contact: or 412-926-9413


See you on Jan. 18, 2019
Gretchen Cararie, March for Life Bus Coordinator

Click Here for the bus list with information about the ten buses leaving from various parts of Butler County. If you need more information, contact the Bus Captains directly, or Gretchen Cararie, Butler County Bus Coordinator, You may also wish to go to