A: The issue of abortion encompasses a huge swath of the social / economic / political spectrum. Because of the diversity of issues, no one organization is able to serve the needs of everyone, such as women’s needs, crisis pregnancies, state funding, cloning, stem-cell research, etc. at the same time. The Maryland March for Life is able to network with the different groups to support them by working with each other’s strengths. For example, many pro-life groups are restricted in dealing with legislative matters because of their non-profit status. However, these groups may find themselves under attack by new legislation and unable to defend themselves adequately without risking their tax-exempt status. By networking with the groups that are able to lobby on their behalf they are able to have a more powerful hand in affecting legislation. The March, religious services, and the mixer provide opportunities for prayer, networking, and fellowship.