MARCHING FOR LIFE

February 7, 2020
Tennessee Register

The Diocese of Nashville was well represented at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 24. Thousands of people gathered in the nation’s capital to demonstrate their support for the respect for life and their opposition to legalized abortion. As it has every year, the March was held to mark the sad anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 decisions in Roe v. Wade and Doe v Bolton, which legalized abortion. For the first time in the 47-year history of the March, a sitting president appeared in person to speak to the marchers. “Together we are the voice for the voiceless,” President Donald Trump told tens of thousands of people gathered for the rally on the National Mall before beginning their march to the Supreme Court. “You stand for life each and every day. You provide housing, education, jobs and medical care for the women that you serve,” the president said. He also credited the young people who made up a large portion of the crowd for their commitment to life. “It’s your generation that is making this a pro-life nation,” the president said, adding, “You are powered by prayer and motivated by pure unselfish love.” Among the groups from the diocese attending the March were students with University Catholic, the ministry to college students in Nashville, students at Father Ryan High School, St. Cecilia Academy and St. Joseph School, and students organized by the diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.

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