March for Life in Washington D.C

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2008

St. Charles Borromeo students attend the 35th annual event

Nine from St. Charles Borromeo Parish joined tens of thousands of people from around the world for the 35th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. . . . The 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion throughout the United States. The group attended a Rally prior to the March to the Supreme Court where about a dozen speakers, including several members of Congress spoke which included comments from President Bush.

“Thirty-five years ago today, the United States Supreme Court declared and decided that under law an unborn child is not considered a person. But we know many things about the unborn,” Mr. Bush said. “Babies can now survive outside the mother’s womb at younger and younger ages,” he said. “And the fingers and toes and beating hearts that we can see on an unborn child’s ultrasound come with something we can not see – a soul.” “. . . Today, we’re heartened by the news that the number of abortions is declining. But the most recent data reports that more than one in five pregnancies end in an abortion.”

In addition to the March and the Rally the group from SCB attended the Annual Mass for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and a New Orleans Right to Life reception with the Louisiana Congressional delegation at the Rayburn House Office Building. They also had the opportunity to tour our Nations Capital visiting the National Zoo, the Smithsonian on National Mall, US Supreme Court, the National Archives, the US Holocaust Museum, the Air and Space Museum and the Monument Tour: Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, FDR Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. And a special treat arranged by Governor Bobby Jindal was the tour of the Capital and the White House.

One teen told a group that she was there because she is adopted and she knows she could have been aborted herself but thankfully her biological mother chose adoption over abortion.