Christendom College will lead the forty-eighth annual National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 29. This is the fifth time Christendom has had the honor of leading the March for Life, which protests the infamous 1973 supreme court Roe v. Wade decision that made abortion legal throughout the United States.
The March for Life announced that Christendom would be leading the March on Thursday, December 3, while also announcing that Student Body President and pro-life activist Elizabeth Eller will be speaking during the rally preceding the March for Life.
“I am honored and grateful to be a part of this community as we lead the March for Life,” says Eller. “Christendom has always been dedicated to the pro-life cause, so leading the way at an event as important as the March in these trying times is an incredible blessing for our school. More than ever before, as much of our nation is now crippled with fear, our willingness to publicly and fearlessly stand up for the dignity, sanctity, and value of all human life is some of the most important work we can do as Catholics and as Americans.”
The college will cancel classes and close administrative offices on January 29 in order to allow to entire college community to be able to protest the evils of abortion at the March. Christendom is also the only college formally sponsoring the 2021 March for Life and is chartering buses so students and staff can attend free of cost. 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.
Since its founding, Christendom has cancelled classes in observance of this annual event and has led the March previously on four occasions – in 1984, 1998, 2009, and 2012.
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 as well, whether through fighting the legal battle in Washington D.C. or working with pregnancy centers in their local communities.
Join Christendom at the March for life this year and learn more about this event at marchforlife.org.