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Thousands of youth take part in the Archdiocese of Washington's Youth Rally and Mass for Life before the March for Life on January 22, 2015.Pete Baklinski / LifeSiteNews

‘We have an extremely anti-life President & we cancel our national voice? Yes to state efforts but we desperately need a national voice for life at this critical time,’ the strongly pro-life bishop tweeted.

By Jean Mondoro, LifeSiteNews, Nov 16, 2022

(LifeSiteNews) — After the unexpected announcement to cancel the annual Youth Rally and Mass for Life in January 2023, Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas publicly opposed the plan and emphasized the need for national pro-life efforts, even after the overturning of Roe v. Wade that rejected granting a constitutional “right” to abortion.

The Archdiocese of Washington and Cardinal Wilton Gregory recently decided to cancel the first post-Roe Youth Rally and Mass for Life, an event that previously drew thousands of young people across the country to the nation’s capital, celebrating life and praying for an end to abortion. The rally has been the precursor to the National March for Life to the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. for over 25 years. ….

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