Thousands of pro-life advocates, families, and groups from Illinois and the Midwest are expected to gather Saturday for the March for Life Chicago to call for the protection of women and the unborn.
The organization’s website stresses the importance of holding the event, which is focused on “Save Midwestern Lives,” in Illinois, especially in Chicago.
“In 2019, Illinois performed 46,517 abortions, a 10 percent increase over the prior year,” March for Life Chicago says, citing numbers highlighted by the Chicago Tribune in 2021.
Chicago has high abortion numbers. Cook County, which surrounds Chicago, reported 23,189 abortions in 2018.
Additionally, women and girls from throughout Illinois, and neighboring states, have resorted to getting an abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy, the website points out.
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