Friday at noon, in many major cities throughout the country, coast to coast.

The ‘Stand Up For Religious Freedom’ event has grown.

The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”

Thousands of Americans of all faiths will be participating in these peaceful rallies, organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to oppose the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.

Religious leaders and other public figures will speak out against the HHS Mandate at each Rally site. Holding signs reading “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” and “Stop the HHS Mandate,” participants will offer hymns and prayers for our nation and pass out literature to the public about why the HHS Mandate is unconstitutional and un-American.

It’s non-partisan, ecumenical, and growing by the day. Lots of city workers on lunch breaks will encounter these public events.

The media consistently ignore the annual March for Life on the Mall of Washington each January, on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. That’s willful ignorance of hundreds of thousands of people and mostly young people staging a massive show of support for women’s health and dignity of life.

This one is bound to ‘leak out’. It’s happening in about 130 US cities. Even lunch time city workers will encounter at least a few.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....