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Franciscan March for Life
Posted: Thursday January 31, 2008
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More than 800 Franciscan University students joined approximately 100,000 pro-life activists on January 22 at the nation’s capitol for the 35th annual March for Life in protest of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in all 50 states. Holding aloft a large green FUS banner, singing praise and worship songs, and praying, the group joined the diverse crowd in its march in the nation’s capital.
“Because we are a university so on fire with faith, it is only appropriate that we stand up for life, which is the first and most precious gift the Lord has given us,” said Rhapsody Halm, president of Students for Life, the student organization that coordinated the university’s participation in the march.
Leading the Franciscan contingent was university president Fr. Terence Henry, TOR, who has attended every year’s march since becoming university president in 2000.
The procession, which amassed pro-lifers from all over the country and is the largest of dozens of such marches around the country, measured approximately 75 feet wide by over a mile long.