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January 20, 1999


More than 6,000 people from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are expected to travel to Washington, D.C., Friday, January 22, 1999, for the 26th annual March for Life, which commemorates the tragedy of the infamous 1973 Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion. Last year, more than 250,000 people attended the March for Life, exhorting lawmakers, the courts, and their fellow citizens to reverse this tragic decision. More than 100 buses will leave from throughout the Archdiocese Friday morning.

6:15 a.m.
Friday, January 22, 1999
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
100 East Wynnewood Road
Wynnewood, PA

The Philadelphia contingent will march from 15th Street and Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C. at noon, Friday.

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is participating in several events marking the anniversary of the legalization of abortion. On Sunday, January 17, 1999, Cardinal Bevilacqua celebrated the annual Mass for Life at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. On Monday, January 25, 1999, Norma McCorvey, who was Jane Roe in the infamous 1973 Supreme Court case legalizing abortion, will be a guest on Live with Cardinal Bevilacqua, Cardinal Bevilacqua's weekly radio show on WZZD-AM 990.

Editor's Note: Any media wishing to interview selected members of the Archiocese of Philadelphia contingent in Washington, D.C. are asked to please contact John Miller in the Office for Communications at 215-587-3747.

John Miller
Broadcast and Media Specialist

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