Cardinal Blase Cupich spoke to the enthusiastic crowd before the march saying a simple message, "Life wins." He was joined on stage by Congressmen Darin LaHood, Peter Roskam, and Dan Lipinski. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran was the master of ceremonies. A moving story was told by abortion survivor Gianna Jessen.
Others attending the march included Illinois state representatives Jeanne Ives and Tom Morrison, State Senator Dan McConchie, Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak, and WLS 890-AM radio host Stephanie Trussell. Also seen were prolife activists Joe Scheidler, Eric Scheidler, Bonnie Quirke, Sandy Weir, Babette Holder, and Chris Iverson.
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