During January 17-19, 2024, 45 members of the Rocks Vitae student club attended the National March For Life in Washington, DC to advocate against abortion.
“Attending the March For Life was an incredibly impactful experience for me. Watching thousands gather for the March For Life was truly eye-opening and inspiring. It highlighted the incredible power of unity for a cause we deeply care about. This experience didn't just strengthen my beliefs but also renewed a drive in me to advocate for what I feel is right. Collective action, as shown, can indeed lead to significant change. This event served as a powerful reminder that, even as a high school student, my voice is important and can contribute to making a significant difference,” stated Connor Foumia ’25.
March For Life is a three-day event held annually in Washington, DC. It celebrates the overturning of Roe V. Wade, a ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states. According to the March For Life website, the event is the largest annual human rights demonstration in the world. The organization stated that the march is not just an anti-abortion protest; it’s an opportunity to gather and celebrate every life from the moment of conception.
This year, students followed a new march route past the Capitol, finishing between the Capitol and Supreme Court. Students adhered to the following schedule while at the three-day event:
Wednesday, January 17: Expo from 6 PM to 8 PM
Thursday, January 18: Expo from 9 AM to 8 PM, Marching 101 from 11 AM to 12 PM
Friday, January 19: Pre-rally concert from 11 AM to 12 PM, Rally from 12 PM to 1 PM, March For Life from 1 PM to 4 PM, and Rosa Dinner Gala from 6 PM to 9 PM
Catholic Central’s Rocks Vitae is a student club dedicated to bringing awareness to the pro-life movement. They attend the March for Life in Washington each year. The group also recently attended the March For Life in Lansing and assembled 400 birthing kits to send overseas in November and December of 2023, respectively.
“What impacted me the most about this trip was seeing our young men authentically stand up for life, to stand up and be a voice for the voiceless. I’m proud to see that our students understand how important it is in their generation to keep fighting for the unborn,” stated Ms. Alana Bahoura, Theology Teacher and Rocks Vitae Moderator.
For more information about Rocks Vitae, please contact Ms. Bahoura at email@example.com.