The March for Life has been held every year since the perfidious Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973, which legalized abortion in the United States. This year marks the 45th Annual March for Life.
Buses, trains, and planes delivered over 100,000+ American citizens from nearly all fifty states who peacefully and prayerfully marched from the National Mall to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Nearly 70 percent of the marchers were women 30 years old and younger.
Our Lady of Lourdes students who attended met for an early morning Mass at 4:30 am and boarded one of two buses departing and returning to St. Columba Church in Hopewell Jct.
Our students filled with enthusiasm, wearing new Lourdes for Life hoodies, met high school, college and American youth from across the United States. Our Lady of
Lourdes proudly carried our school banner and a New York State flag.
Lourdes student Cody Romani said: “it was a great experience to stand up for what you believe in with other teenagers including Catholics and people of all faiths.” He plans on attending every year that the March for Life is held.
This was the first trip to Washington, DC for many of our students, and a great opportunity to witness to the sanctity of human life and exercise their right to peacefully protest an unjust law.
Before the March for Life began, President Donald Trump, Vice President Pence, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and many other noted speakers addressed the crowds. The President declared each January 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.
Special thanks to Our Lady of Lourdes Respect Life Club for organizing and attending this year March for Life.