Young conservatives brave snowstorm to March for Life

Tens of thousands of young people showed their passion for life Friday by gathering at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in the middle of a snowstorm for the 40th annual March for Life.

Young people made up the bulk of the 500,000 pro-life activists who braved the bad weather to stand in solidarity together at the peaceful protest against legalized abortion.

“We are not the future of the pro-life movement – we are the pro-life movement!” Rueben Verastigui told young attendees during a rally that took place on the National Mall before the march to the Supreme Court.

Hayley van Steenwyk was one of 615 University of Notre Dame students who sat on a bus for 12 hours to attend the event. “We want to see an end to the Roe v. Wade decision,” she told Red Alert Politics.“If you look around, especially all the young people here to support this, I think that we are going to see change.”

Many of the young marchers carried signs that read “We are the pro-life generation” and chanted “We love babies yes we do, we love babies how about you!” throughout the march. Other young people welcomed the marchers on the steps of the Russell Senate building singing “We will save you” to the tune of Queen’s “We will rock you.”

“We’re winning one young person at a time,” March for Life President Jeanne Monahan told Red Alert Politics.

Princeton Pro-Life president Natalie Scholl came with 40 other Princeton students for this annual tradition. “It’s wonderful to come and see all the support from all the different colleges…it’s very energizing,” Scholl said.

“This generation is actually more pro-life than our parent’s generation,” Students for Life President Kristan Hawkins told Red Alert ,

Unlike many of the other young protesters Baltimore native and Townson University student Natalie Vidimer says that many of the students on her college campus are not pro-life and she can often feel “isolated.” Vidimer says events like March for Life are “really encouraging” because of “how many people are standing with you.”

This week marks the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that allowed abortion to become legal in the United States. Although it’s a long-shot, now that pro-choice President Barack Obama has been reelected, young pro-lifers are still confident the ruling can be overturned soon.

“It’s going to take a lot of work,” Providence College student Emily Roblee said. “I think once there’s a change in hearts, there will be a change in laws.”

Photo by Tyler O’Neil.

 

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