Events around nation mark 36th anniversary of Roe abortion decision

Posted by Kendall Harmon

As the annual March for Life drew thousands to Washington Jan. 22, the 36th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion was marked around the country.

At Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, on the eve of the Roe anniversary, students were encouraged to attend a Holy Hour for life from 10 to 11 p.m. before embarking on an overnight journey to Washington for the March for Life.

The school "is very pro-life and since the mission of the school is education, our main focus on campus is educating students about the pro-life movement and how they can be pro-life," said Emily Espinola, Students for Life president, in a statement.

But her organization seeks to carry the pro-life message beyond campus, she said, with advocacy throughout the year such as praying outside abortion clinics four days a week, training sidewalk counselors, hosting pro-life speakers on campus, and connecting with other universities and colleges to train pro-life student leaders.

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Posted January 26, 2009 at 8:30 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. austin wrote:

Anglicans and Episcopalians are conspicious by their absence in this struggle.  The mainstream of the church appears not to care.  A strong reason to go elsewhere.

January 26, 4:12 pm | [comment link]
2. montanan wrote:

Actually, austin, Anglicans for Life is a wonderful organization which has been on this battle for years (formerly as NOEL - National Organization of Episcopalians for Life).  See this link: anglicans for life.

January 26, 5:58 pm | [comment link]
3. DJH wrote:

I attended the March for Life in Washington DC and was happy to hear a representative from Anglicans for Life speak as part of the pre-march rally. Episcopalians, on the other hand, were absent.

January 26, 7:43 pm | [comment link]
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