by Steven Ertelt
January 14, 2008
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — At a time when some Catholic colleges are drawing jeers from pro-life advocates for supporting pro-abortion politicians, the entire student body at Christendom College plans to participate in the upcoming March for Life. Every student and teacher at the college will join together to oppose abortion at the January 22 event.
"This January 22, the entire student body of Christendom College, as well as members of the faculty and staff, will join the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans at the 35th Annual March for Life in Washington," the college said in a press statement LifeNews.com obtained.
Christendom has canceled classes for the day so both students and faculty can attend and the Student Activities Council has charted buses to transport over 400 people from its Front Royal, Virginia campus.
The college said students want to participate in the "positive fighting spirit that is characteristic of the March" to build unity within the pro-life movement.
"The March for Life is a peaceful demonstration that memorializes the Supreme Court’s infamous abortion decisions in Roe v. Wade," the college said.
Founded 30 years ago Christendom College has attended the March for Life as a community every year. Its students are active in pro-life work year round, leading prayerful protests at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Washington once a week.