2018 Georgia March for Life

Memorial Service & Silent March

Over 60,000,000 babies have been killed since the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision, legalizing abortion, was handedDr. James Merritt down in 1973. What can you do as a pro-life Georgian to commemorate the lives of these innocent and defenseless pre-born babies?

Join thousands of pro-life Georgians at the 2018 Georgia March for Life as we come together for a Memorial Service and silent march at Liberty Plaza in Atlanta on Friday January 19, 2018. (Liberty Plaza is located across the street from the State Capitol on Capitol Avenue.)

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Special Keynote Speaker
The 2018 keynote speaker will be Dr. James Merritt. Dr. Merritt is a well known Christian speaker and author and the lead pastor at Cross Pointe Church, Duluth, GA.

Regarding the 2018 Georgia March for Life, keynote speaker Dr. Merritt said:

“There is no more noble cause in America than the efforts of pro-life advocates on behalf of the pre-born. I am excited to be a part of the 2018 Georgia March for Life and honored to be speaking truth to one of the greatest moral issues of our day.”

The Memorial Service
The Master of Ceremonies will be Shannon Vogt, J.D., vice-president of the Georgia Right to Life Executive Board and owner of the Decatur, Georgia estate planning firm, Vogt Law Firm, LLC. Events include a pro-life prayer service at 11:00 am; praise and song with worship artist Kurt Scobie at 11:30 am; a pro-life testimony, followed by the keynote address by Dr. James Merritt. 

The Georgia March For Life
After the memorial service, thousands of pro-life Georgians will then join in a one-mile silent march against the tragic loss of life since Roe v. Wade at the 2018 Georgia March for Life beginning at 1:00 pm.

REGISTER FOR THE MARCH
In the days and weeks ahead, please gather friends and family members to join us at the 2018 Georgia March for Life. Be counted and REGISTER as one of thousands who cares enough to join others to silently pray and walk through the streets of Atlanta as we remember the millions of pre-born babies lost to abortion.

Full Schedule of Events

11:00 am – Prayer Service
11:30 am - Praise and Worship 
12:00 pm - Pro-Life Memorial Service
1:00   pm - Silent march (approximately one mile) through downtown Atlanta

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
The Georgia March For Life is a rain or shine event, there will be no cancellation due to inclement weather.

PARKING** AND DIRECTIONS
Directions to the Capitol and Liberty Plaza - Liberty Plaza is located at the corner of Martin Luther King and Capitol Avenue across from the Capitol

**Please note - No matter which direction you arrive from, you'll need to park off site and then walk to Liberty Plaza. The closest least expensive parking can be found at the Pete Hackney Parking Deck at 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE Atlanta, 30303

Bus Parking: Buses and 15-passenger or larger vans are allowed to park on the west side of Washington Street in front of the Capitol on most week days. Capitol events or security threats may make this space unavailable. In those cases, buses will be rerouted by Capitol security.

Automobile Parking: Public parking surrounding the Capitol can be found on this interactive map http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/lot/steve_polk_plaza_lot_302/30312/atlanta/?arriving=201701161530&leaving=201701161730

Parking fees vary by lot. Certain lots may be closed due to the legislative session.

The following lots are always open to the public if spaces are available:

--Pete Hackney 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA 30303** closest to Liberty Plaza
--Steve Polk Plaza Parking is located on M.L. King, Jr., Drive, one block from the Capitol
--A surface lot is located on Memorial Drive, one block from the Capitol
--Underground Parking: A parking garage is located on the north side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, two blocks from the Capitol

From the South:
Take I-75/85 North to Exit 245 (Capitol Avenue).
At the bottom of the exit ramp, continue straight through the stop sign. 
At the first traffic light, turn left onto Hank Aaron Drive. 
Liberty Plaza will be approximately one mile down on the right.

From the North:
Take I-75/85 South to Exit 248A (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive). 
Bear right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
Liberty Plaza will be on the left just before you get to the Capitol.

From the East:
Take I-20 West to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue). 
Turn right on Capitol Avenue. 
Liberty Plaza will be approximately one mile down on the right.

From the West:
Take I-20 East to Exit 56B (Windsor St./Spring St./Stadium). 
At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue. 
Go to Mitchell Street and turn right. 
Liberty Plaza will be two blocks down and directly in front of you at the traffic light.

Pete Hackney Garage: One local parking garage is the Pete Hackney Garage at 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. It is opposite the back side of the Georgia State MARTA station, 2 blocks from the Capitol

Directions: Take the MLK exit off 75-85. Take the first Right (Jesse Hill Dr) and drive under the tubes and MARTA tracks overhead. There are two garage entrances in that block—take the second one. The cost for daily parking is $5 and payable upon entry.

For more information, please call the Georgia Right to Life office at 770.339.6880, or email stateoffice@grtl.org.

EVENT FAQs

1. Will the event be rescheduled due to inclement weather? The Georgia March For Life is a rain or shine event, there will be no cancellation due to inclement weather. 

2. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? There are no ID or minimum age requirements. The Georgia March For Life is a family-friendly event permitted by the City of Atlanta who will provide security at the Memorial Service and March. Small children must be in strollers or under close supervision.

3. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? For a list of several parking options in downtown Atlanta, as well as driving directions from around the city, visithttp://www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum/about/directions.html.

4. What can I bring into the event? Signs are permitted at the event but they must be hand held and are not allowed to have sticks or posts attached. A personal picture ID is required in the event you intend to enter the State Capitol Building. The event will be conducted at Liberty Plaza and in the public right of way along Atlanta city streets.

5. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more information, please call the Georgia Right to Life office at 770.339.6880, or email stateoffice@grtl.org.

For more information, please call the Georgia Right to Life office at 770.339.6880, or email stateoffice@grtl.org