The University of Notre Dame Right to Life Club recently received the honor of leading the annual March for Life, which this year observes the 40th anniversary of the legalization of abortion handed down in the Roe v. Wade court case.
A group of 50-70 Notre Dame students and faculty will hold the large white “March for Life” banner and lead the largest civil rights march regularly conducted in the nation’s capital, consisting of hundreds of thousands of marchers. Notre Dame also will have one of the largest groups present, with more than 600 students, faculty and staff currently registered to attend.
The March for Life brings together people from all over the country to rally for the protection of all human life, from conception until natural death, and to be a visible witness to the love and support for the most vulnerable.
“The march is an amazing witness to the passion and sheer size of the pro-life movement,” said Jen Gallic, president of Notre Dame Right to Life. “It is such an honor and very humbling to be asked to lead all those dedicated to upholding the dignity in every life.”
Gallic added: “The March is so important because it provides an opportunity for the pro-life community to come together and fight the injustices inflicted on the smallest and most innocent among us, which is why we are so happy to have such a large group of dedicated students, faculty and staff from Notre Dame. It is my hope that the entire Notre Dame family, including friends and alumni, will be with us at the march, either physically or through prayer. This incredible display of support will show that we are not only a premiere university, but that we are also dedicated to our Catholic values.”
The 2013 March for Life will take place Jan. 25 in Washington D.C. Students, faculty, and staff also will have the opportunity to further explore developing a culture of life through conferences and other events surrounding the march.
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The Notre Dame Right to Life Club is dedicated to promoting and upholding the sanctity of all human life from the moment of conception through natural death. This is done through prayer, service, and education in addition to helping women through crisis pregnancies and providing support wherever it is needed in the spirit of the Catholic Church.