National March For Life

We travel to the National March For Life in Washington, D.C. every other January.  

Purpose: Falling under the Ministry of Advocacy, students are given an opportunity to use their voice to stand up for the sanctity of life.  Gathering with hundreds of thousands of others at our nation’s capital in order to advocate for the unborn, the elderly, and others at risk in a culture of death, is a powerful experience for our young people.

“The March for Life is one of my favorite experiences I’ve had so far in my short life. Yes the bus ride is no fun. Yes the lack of sleep makes us exhausted. Yes the different eating times makes some of us, especially the boys, irritable. In the end though, it’s all worth it. To be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people that are all there for the same reason as you is such an amazing sight to see. My favorite view in the world is that from capitol hill looking down to see miles of people. There is no picture in the world that can capture that. The great thing about being pro-life is that we don’t just believe in the rights of the unborn. To me, being pro-life is respecting all lives. This means no matter a person’s race, religion, gender, orientation, disability, etc, we believe they are a child of God and we are all equal. It was such a great experience and I can’t wait to go in college with the pro-life group.”  -Katherine Bickhaus ’17

“The March was an amazing experience and I am so glad I attended.  Growing up in the Catholic school system and a house that is very Catholic I was always told that I had to be pro life. I always agreed with it but I didn’t really know what it meant besides the fact that you don’t believe in abortion. While at the March I started to think about all the statistics I had heard about abortions. How many kids are killed each year.  It was very powerful to see all the people on the March with us all the people who had the same beliefs as us. They were fighting the same fight for the same cause, to end the death of all these babies that die everyday. It was one of the most powerful things that I have attended in my life.” -Zach McDonald ’17

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