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Entire Student Body of Catholic College to Attend March for Life

This is amazing. The entire student body of Christendom College will once again join the hundreds of thousands of pro-life Americans at the 39th Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Wow. Christendom has canceled classes for the day and the Student Activities Council has charted buses to transport over 400 people from its Front Royal, Virginia, campus. Members of the administration and faculty will also be joining them. “I love the fact that our school closes for the March and we all caravan together to DC,” says Kelsey McCrum, a senior and President of Students for Life in a press release from the college. “In a very tangible way the college community is able to experience fighting for life together.” McCrum believes that the March is an important witness to the nation demonstrating the resolve of the pro-life movement. “We will not remain silent while killing is legal in our country,” she says. She also notes that the March is important for pro-lifers themselves. “It is so encouraging each year to go and see thousands upon thousands of pro-lifers fill the city of DC. We know we are not alone and it gives motivation to the attendees to continue the pro-life work that we do in our respective cities,” McCrum says. Every year, Christendom has a very big presence at the March for Life, being one of only a handful of colleges to cancel classes for the event. Christendom has a very active pro-life student group called Shield of Roses which saw over 100 students praying outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington D.C. in November. Smaller groups go every weekend. The college has reportedly attended the March for Life as a community every year since the school was founded over 30 years ago.

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