One-act play showing one woman’s healing after abortion to be performed outside Capitol during Midwest March for Life, April 14


“Viable” (,  a riveting, one-act play about finding hope after abortion, will be performed on the State Capitol grounds at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.

It will be part of a daylong slate of life-affirming activities during this year’s Midwest March for Life.

The entire event be held outdoors on the Capitol South Lawn.

With three actors and two chairs, “Viable” follows a journey of forgiveness, renewal, and hope through the eyes of one woman who carried a burden of despair.

The 60-minute live drama captures an unforgettable confrontation as an aborted child visits her mother nearly 30 years later.

The mother has carried guilt and grief for all that time, trying all the while to protect her emotional stability by professing the mantras that abortion providers originally used to comfort her. 

“Viable” is not about the politics of abortion, the legality of abortion, or even the constitutionality of abortion.

The play simply presents the truth about Christ’s love, healing and redemption.

The Capitol grounds will open at 7:45 a.m. with over 30 life-affirming exhibits.

An energetic pre-rally with life-affirming speakers will begin at 9:15 a.m.

A peaceful, pro-life march along the streets of downtown Jefferson City will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude with a rally at 11 a.m.

Featured presenters for the day will include: Jeanne Mancini, president of the National March for Life; Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League and son of pro-life pioneer, the late Joseph Scheidler; Catherine Glenn Foster, president and CEO of Americans United for Life; Bridget Van Means, CEO vision leader of ThriVe Nation; Susan Klein, executive director of Missouri Right to Life; and Reagan Barkledge, western regional director of Students for Life of America.

A fundraiser lunch sponsored by the Fulton Knights of Columbus will take place after the rally.

Participants are encouraged to wear red and to pray for beautiful weather.

Visit for information, including parking and shuttle services and a preview of “Viable.”

Text MWMARCH to 73075 to receive updates.