Walsh University to Join In-person March for Life Demonstration

The annual March for Life rally in Washington, DC, which was virtual last year, is in person this year and expected to draw tens of thousands of pilgrims from across the country, including more than 75 students, faculty and staff members from Walsh University, a Catholic institution of higher education committed to defending life from conception to natural death. Two coach buses will depart campus on Thursday, January 20, and travel through the night to the nation’s capital for the largest human rights demonstration in the world on Friday, January 21.

“I am so grateful to be able to go to Washington, DC, and witness thousands and thousands of individuals defend life in the womb,” said Sela Sears a senior finance major and Cavs for Life representative. “It is so powerful to see so many young people attending March for Life and it motivates me to teach others about what it means to be Pro-Life and to help others understand the negative effects of abortion.”

The March for Life rally has been held annually on the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion in all 50 states. With Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization before the Supreme Court, the Pro-Life movement is gaining momentum. The rally is a bipartisan, interdenominational gathering of Americans who take part in a peaceful, prayerful march to testify to a message that is powerful and life-affirming.  The 2022 March for Life theme is “Equality begins in the womb.”

On Tuesday, January 18, the first of two Diocese of Youngstown Masses for Life was held at Walsh University’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel and included a blessing for all expectant mothers and another blessing for the pilgrims attending the March for Life in Washington, DC.  The Mass for Life was followed by a reception in the Global Learning Center atrium featuring an expo of various regional pro-life and crisis pregnancy centers, including the campus group Cavs for Life.  The second Mass for Life will take place on Sunday, January 23, at 4:00 p.m. at St. Columba Cathedral, 154 West Wood Street, Youngstown.

Photo credit: KUTZ, Mass for Life