Marching through the streets of Chicago—with thousands of other people from diverse ethnic, social and religious backgrounds—they shared one common goal: defending and protecting all human life.
“Together, Saint Viator students, parents and Viatorians gave witness to the sanctity of human life,” Br. Peter said, “as we advocated for the protection of the natural rights of the unborn who are vulnerable and voiceless.”
March for Life took place in cities across the country. Collectively, it is the largest pro-life rally in the world. The rally takes place every year near the anniversary of legalized abortion, which took effect Jan. 22, 1973.
Its stated goal is to serve as a visual and vocal reminder that the people of Chicago and the Midwest stand for life. By drawing together thousands of people, of all ages and from all walks of life, demonstrators hope to change perceptions in a society that thinks abortion is the answer.
The Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity organized the Chicago rally, and going forward, Saint Viator students plan to support all of their sponsored activities.
“As a Roman Catholic institution in the Archdiocese of Chicago, Saint Viator is a pro-life community,” says Mr. Bart Hisgen, director of Christian service and outreach. “When Cardinal Cupich invites us to advocate for life and defend the dignity of the most vulnerable, we respond.”