Local Catholic groups to bus to D.C. for March of Life
Several groups will be taking a trip to Washington on Friday to participate in the annual March for Life demonstration that protests abortion and fights for the rights of the unborn child.
Several churches throughout the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg will be sponsoring buses, and a bus will also be leaving from Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School in Connellsville.
Jerry Zufelt, with the Diocese of Greensburg, said there is a lot of participation in the event from the Southwest Pennsylvania area.
“This is the biggest action on a national scale to show our commitment to the pro-life cause,” Zufelt said, adding that along with the march will be rallies, youth rallies, a national prayer vigil for life and other conventions and events.
Merle Skinner of the Christian Family and Children's Center in Indian Head said a bus with students from Champion Christian School as well as parents and other community members will be leaving for the march on Friday.
The group has been taking a bus to the event for at past 25 years. Skinner said it's even more important these days to show support for the cause.
“This year we let the students decide if they wanted to take a bus down again,” Skinner said, “and they thought that because of the ambivalence toward abortion, it was even more important than ever to fight for the sanctity of life.”
The coach bus will leave at 6 a.m. Friday and will return about midnight.
Along with the rally and marching up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court, the students will meet with state legislators after the march.
Skinner said that every year the students enjoy the trip because it gives them a sense of political involvement.
“They are always amazed at the size and scope of the movement, and it gives them the satisfaction of knowing that they're standing up for the right cause,” he said
Rachel Basinger is a freelance writer.
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