Students, faculty go to D.C. for 38th Annual March for Life
February 4, 2012 • Alex Ernst, Turret staff writer
Filed under News
Many students from the St. Louis Area headed out for Washington, D.C. Friday, January 20. They were set to participate in the annual March for Life on January 22.
This year, the 38th Annual March for Life took place, with a total of about 400,000 people attending. Around 2,000 students and teachers attended from the St. Louis Area, and a number of them were from CBC.
Despite the worse than usual weather, the marchers carried on. Because of the ice storm before the marchers headed out, the trip that normally took around 20 hours maximum, turned into a grueling 30-hour bus ride for some groups. This included the group from CBC, who had to try and make the best of it.
Many people call the “March for Life” the “Pro-Life March.” However, in recent years, the people in charge have made the decision that the march should be called the “March for Life” instead.
The reasoning behind this decision was that it is not just a march to oppose abortion, but it also should advocates for all life. This means that those on the march are not only opposing abortion, but also are against euthanasia and the death penalty.