On Saturday, January 28, 2023, thousands of pro-life Texans from around the state traveled to the Capitol in Austin to celebrate the ending of Roe v Wade and to communicate to Texas legislators and the media that Texas is and will remain a pro-life state.

Over 30 buses were organized to bring groups from cities around Texas to participate in the annual event, made possible through the efforts of over 80 host committee organizations. 

The Texas Rally for Life is an annual event commemorating the Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade decision that imposed legal abortion on Texas and the nation throughout all nine months of pregnancy. We celebrated the overturning of the terrible precedent set in 1973 at this year’s event while acknowledging we must continue the work of supporting moms and babies as we turn the tide on this injustice. 

Attendees contributed a mountain of diapers to provide to pregnancy centers to assist them in their support in offering tangible needs to Texas families. 

Please enjoy this recap of the event below, by speaker with a link to view their messages and a slideshow of images from the event at the bottom of the page.

We can’t wait to see you’ll next year on January 27, 2024.

Claire Culwell, an adoptee, abortion survivor, and pro-life leader, was the master of ceremonies at the 2023 Texas Rally for Life. We invite you to view her testimony and more throughout this compilation of her emcee messaging clips.

His Excellency, Most Reverend Joe Vásquez, Bishop of Austin, led the invocation.

Texas Pro-life Governor Greg Abbott shared the keynote message before a supportive crowd of thousands.

Ryan Bomberger, the co-founder of The Radiance Foundation, humanized the rape/incest exception conversation by sharing his powerful story.

Threesa Sadler, the executive director of the Raffa Clinic, a pregnancy center in Greenville, east of Dallas, that serves families in 20 counties in Northeast Texas, shared her post-abortive story and how she now helps women in crisis pregnancies today choose life.

The founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, Dr. Joe Pojman, highlighted legislative victories and the work still to be done to protect life and support moms and babies in Texas.

Faith Elwonger, Students for Life of America Regional Coordinator (OK/TX), showed us women can multi-task like pros as she shared about her work on college campuses.

Pastor Rob Koke, the founder and Senior Pastor of Shoreline Church in Austin, shared closing thoughts and a benediction prayer.

Angelica Park led the 2023 Texas Rally for Life attendees in America the Beautiful. Angelica is the former Miss Teen San Antonio and a junior at Baylor studying Biochemistry. She sang at the March for Life in Washington several years ago.

We thank all the Host Committee organizations that partnered with us as well as the elected officials who attended the event.

Additionally, this event is impactful because of all of you who took the time to come out and march and attend the event. Please enjoy this 2023 Texas Rally for Life Gallery highlighting many of you who made the event unforgettable.