Christendom College will lead the forty-ninth annual National March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 21. This is the fifth time Christendom has had the honor of leading the March, 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 Tuesday, January 11, while also announcing that senior and pro-life activist George Schuberg will be speaking during the rally preceding the March.
The college will cancel classes and close administrative offices on January 21 to allow the entire college community to protest the evils of abortion at the March, while also 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.
This year’s March comes amidst a crucial moment in time for the pro-life movement in the United States, with oral arguments made recently in the Dobbs v. Jackson Supreme Court case that could change the legality of abortion in the nation.
Since its founding, Christendom has cancelled classes in observance of this annual event and has led the March previously on four occasions – in 1984, 1997, 2009, and 2012. The college was invited to also lead the March in 2021 before it was turned into a virtual event, where then-Student Body President Elizabeth Eller delivered a virtual address.
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.