Christendom College will cancel classes and close administrative offices on Friday, January 24th, enabling the entire college community to protest the evils of abortion at the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Christendom is the only college formally sponsoring the 2020 March for Life, and is chartering buses so students and staff can attend free of cost. Since its founding, Christendom has cancelled classes in observance of this annual event and has had the honor of leading the March on four occasions – in 1984, 1998, 2009, and 2012.
The March for Life protests the infamous 1973 supreme court Roe v. Wade decision which made abortion legal throughout the United States. Along with thousands of other pro-lifers, Christendom students will sing hymns, pray the rosary, and contribute to the enthusiastic pro-life atmosphere as they march from the National Mall to the Supreme Court.
The March for Life is just one of many opportunities for students to contribute to the pro-life movement. Throughout the academic year on Saturday mornings, members of the college’s pro-life club Shield of Roses travel to abortion clinics in the D.C. area to pray for mothers and their unborn children.
Christendom has many alumni who are active in the pro-life movement, whether through fighting the legal battle in Washington D.C. or working with pregnancy centers in their local communities. The 2020 theme for the March for Life is “Life Empowers: Pro-Life is Pro-Woman,” a truth that alumna Mary Grace Tucker has given testament to, recently sharing her story of choosing life through writing and appearing on national radio.
Join Christendom at the March for life this year and learn more about this event at marchforlife.org.