National Men’s March in Boston is a Call to Pro-Life Action

By Maria V. Gallagher

In this post-Roe era, it is more important than ever for us to become engaged in prayerful, peaceful witness on behalf of the sanctity of innocent human life. The National Men’s March to Abolish Abortion and Rally for Personhood offers just such an opportunity.

This critically important event will take place Saturday, Oct. 15 in Boston, Massachusetts, and Marian Helpers are strongly encouraged to attend. Organizers are calling for fathers to march with sons in a show of solidarity for preborn children and their parents, while all people of good will are urged to attend the rally which follows.

The schedule of events includes a gathering outside a local Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 11:30 a.m. The center is located at 1055 Commonwealth Avenue. Participants are encouraged to dress in business suits. Organizers say the somber attire “brings dignity, class, a sense of professionalism, and is also a visual sign of unity for the event.”

At 12:30 p.m., the march to the Massachusetts State Capitol at 24 Beacon Street will begin, where the men assembled will pray for the cause of life and for an end to abortion. At 2 p.m., the Rally for Personhood will commence. Wives are encouraged to join their husbands and daughters are urged to join their fathers and brothers at the rally, which is open to all people of good will.

Men matter
Still, you might be wondering, “Why is a men’s march necessary?”

One of the march’s co-founders, Jim Havens, explained, “The National Men’s March to Abolish Abortion and Rally for Personhood is an initiative that Almighty God has stirred up in our time to combat the government-sanctioned, government-funded, government-protected, ongoing, daily mass murder of the preborn and grave exploitation of pregnant moms in need by the lie of abortion.

“We exist to call, gather, and energize all people of good will, beginning with men as leaders and protectors, to give public witness to the scientific truth that human life begins at conception/fertilization and to proclaim the foundational moral truth that every preborn child is a valuable human person worthy of love and life, regardless of disability and/or how imperfect the circumstances of his or her conception may be,” Havens added.

Since 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on Roe, National Right to Life estimates that more than 63 million preborn children have died from legal abortion in the U.S. The disastrous decision left mothers to grieve for children lost to abortion. It also left millions of men to grieve lost fatherhood.

The National Men’s March to Abolish Abortion and Rally for Personhood is a crucial milestone in the history of the pro-life movement, for it brings together men from all walks of life to march in defense of the most sacred gift of human life. Such an event can serve as a catalyst for men to seek healing after losing a child to abortion.

You are needed!
“Our nation urgently needs to affirm the Constitutional personhood of every preborn child and begin the healing we so desperately need,” Havens said. “The Men's March and Rally in Boston is the next opportunity for everyone in the grassroots to lovingly rise up and come together as one in this great cause of our time. You are needed!"

Men’s Marches to Abolish Abortion have been held previously in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; and Tallahassee, Florida. If you cannot get to Boston in October, you can take part in an upcoming march in Baltimore on Nov. 14. The Baltimore event will begin with a gathering outside a local Planned Parenthood (330 N. Howard St.) at 11 a.m. followed by a march to the USCCB Fall General Assembly at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront (700 Aliceanna St.).  

Please visit to learn more about the Men’s Marches and Rallies. You can also text MENSMARCH to 22828 for email updates.

Maria Gallagher is the author of Joyful Encounters With Mary: A Woman's Guide To Living The Mysteries Of The Rosary (Marian Press, 2022).


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