Rally and March for Life


  January 21, 2017

on the Halifax Mall in Raleigh, NC – the grassy area surrounded

by the Legislative Office and Education Buildings

Thousands of North Carolinians will gather in the state capital to acknowledge the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and recall the more than 58 million unborn children whose lives have been taken by abortion in our country since 1973.

Join us as we march to demonstrate our unwavering commitment to standing for life until unborn children are safe from the violence of abortion.

Location: Halifax Mall on Lane Street, behind the Legislative Building and between Legislative Office and Education buildings (Click here for the downtown map for location and parking)

Timeline: Rally beginning at 1:15 pm, immediately followed by the march

Parking: There is free parking across N. Salisbury Street from the Legislative Office Building.  See the downtownmap.

We encourage you to organize groups to attend and march under an identifying banner to represent your church, school, or community.

Featured rally speaker: Carol Tobias

               Carol Tobias

Carol Tobias is the president of the National Right to Life Committee, the nation’s oldest and largest pro-life organization.  A native of North Dakota, she has served on the National Right to Life board of directors since 1987.  From 1983 to 1991, she was executive director of North Dakota Right to Life and in 1991 was hired as National Right to Life Political Director, a position she held until 2005.  During her tenure as political director, pro-life majorities were elected to both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.  In both 2000 and 2004, she oversaw the efforts of National Right to Life’s political action committee on behalf of George W. Bush.

She has appeared on ABC’s World News Tonight, NBC’sToday Show, CNN, The News Hour on PBS, C-SPAN, and Fox News Channel, as well as numerous television and radio programs throughout the country.  She has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.


Other events taking place on January 21, 2017, in conjunction with NCRTL events

Events sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh for Catholics

Mass for Life

12 noon at Halifax Mall, presided by Bishop Michael Burbidge

Love My Life Youth Rally

10:30 am at Halifax Mall (see more information at the Diocesan website)