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Comets Defending Life in D.C.

On the flyer, people marching on the March For Life.  Eight BK students attended the march this year.

On the flyer, people marching on the March For Life. Eight BK students attended the march this year.

Eleanor Percy

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On January 15, students left in a bus and drove all day to the March for Life in Washington D.C. The March for Life is the biggest pro-life movement in the world. Every year since 1973, people have been marching to abolish abortion. Their mission, according to the March For Life organization, is to “end abortion by uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square.”

Every year the Comets Defending Life travel to D.C. to be a voice for unborn children. As a Catholic school with Catholic beliefs we believe abortion is a grave sin. Since babies are alive and growing in the womb, they have a soul. Killing unborn children is murder, if unborn children are allowed to be killed, the equivalent crime of killing an adult should be permitted. The difference between the two is slim to none. This is why it’s so important students have to opportunity to go to D.C. and protest for the unborn children. They go up for a few days, visit the monuments, museums, and, most importantly, march.

“We need to promote and stand up for the most vulnerable in our society,” Father Kastl says. “We need our voices to be a part of change and promote what is right and just.”

Kastl goes on to say it is a great opportunity for students to exercise their rights in something that they believe in.

One student who went to D.C., Angel Underwood found the trip to be meaningful.

“You go and fight for what you believe in and everyone should have an opportunity to do that,” Underwood said.

The attendance in the March for Life has gone down in the last few years. It’s important to promote this event in the community so more people will have the opportunity to go in the following years.

“Of course I will continue to go,” Underwood said. This goes to show how serious many individuals take this event.

There can be aggression and drama at this march; however, the Comets Defending Life were peaceful with their protesting. All in all, the trip for the Comets Defending Life was a success.

 

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