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Midwest March for Life set for Saturday

January 30, 2015 at 5:20 a.m. | Updated January 30, 2015 at 5:20 a.m.

The fifth annual Midwest March for Life is Saturday morning.

Abby Johnson, former director of Planned Parenthood, will be the keynote speaker at the 10:45 a.m. rally in the Capitol Rotunda.

Hundreds of supporters from Missouri and surrounding states will march from the Governor's Mansion to the Capitol beginning at 10 a.m.

For some, the day will begin early with a 5K run/walk sponsored by the Life Runners, which will end at the Capitol steps about 8 a.m.

At the same time, a prayer walk and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be held.

Exhibitors and a Missouri Life Memorial to 625,000 babies legally aborted in Missouri will be open after 8:30 a.m. in the Rotunda.

Following the rally at 12:30 p.m., a Life-Affirming Luncheon will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church, 216 Broadway.

Other guests may include Bridget VanMeans with ThriVe, Pat Castle with the Vitae Foundation, Brian Westbrook with the Coalition for Life, and Kathy Forck with Columbia 40 Days for Life.

Call 340-8444 for more information.

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