January 15 Update: The National March for Life will be taking place virtually in 2021. Student Body President Elizabeth Eller will now be delivering a pre-recorded address to participants across the country.
Christendom College Student Body President Elizabeth Eller will speak at the National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 29, joining other pro-life activists in standing for the rights of the unborn. The news comes on the heels of Christendom being announced as the leaders of the forty-eighth annual March for Life — the fifth time the college has been given this great honor.
Eller, a senior, has previously served as the president of Christendom’s pro-life group Shield of Roses, organizing weekly prayerful protests at abortion clinics in the D.C. metropolitan area. Her passion for the pro-life movement was strengthened over the summer of 2019 when she walked across America with Crossroads pro-life, praying and offering up sacrifices for the unborn. Eller also volunteers with her local pregnancy center as a sidewalk counselor during school breaks.
“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, 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.”
Eller will join other pro-life activists on stage at the rally preceding the March for Life, including Heisman Trophy winner and New York Times Bestselling author Tim Tebow, Super Bowl champion Benjamin Watson and his wife, Kirsten, Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly, and others.
In December, Christendom was announced as the leaders of the forty-eighth annual March for Life. The college will cancel classes and close administrative offices on January 29 in order to allow the 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.
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.