March for Life is another success

Alex Krukar, Co-Editor-in-Chief

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On January 19, Christians and Pro-Life advocates gathered in Washington DC at the annual March for Life. The day started with a Mass that took place at the Capital One Center, with Bishops from all around the country present. At 12:00 a large gathering took place where the March would begin, and there were many speakers who spoke to the crowd via a big screen from the White House Rose Garden. Some of the speakers included President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. President Trump praised the crowd for showing their support and promised to continue to work towards ending abortion in America.

People came from far and wide to attend this year’s march, and some even crossed international borders.

Brendan, from Toronto, said that he decided to come again because of the great experience he had the previous year.

When asked what he would say if he had one question for a pro-choice person, Nate from Ohio said “Why does a child’s life matter less than others?”

Nick from Alabama wondered “Is it worth it, supporting an organization (Planned Parenthood) that supports and carries out so much nastiness?”

Parker from Wisconsin when asked why he came back this year, said “Abortion institutions kill people, Abortion is legalized murder. I want to spread the message of raising a child, not just abandoning it.”

Anna and Alyssa had both never been before, but they had been wanting to come for years. They teach at an all-girls Catholic school in Louisville, Kentucky, and they were very happy to finally have the opportunity to come.

Pro-life supporters were not the only ones who came to the March for Life. On the front steps of the Supreme Court, protesters stood, campaigning for the right to end a child’s life if they don’t want it. When some of these people were asked to comment, they responded “No.” However, one woman was kind enough to comment on her position. When asked what brought her out to protest, she said, “A woman deserves the right to a safe and legal abortion, it is her choice and her body, so she should decide what she wants to do.” This woman was also in favor of third term abortions, meaning that up until the baby is out of the womb, she supports the abortion of the child.

As the March came to a close, the pro-life marchers filed into St. Peter’s Church where they were offered hot drinks and donuts by the parishioners of St. Peters, while the pro-choice protesters went home and got a good night’s rest so they would be ready for the Women’s March

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March for Life is another success