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March for Life 2023

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Alumni, Parents, Staff, Students

About 40 students and chaperones from West Catholic High School participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, where tens of thousands of supporters marched to end abortion and witness the beauty and dignity of human life.

These Falcons are part of a pro-life movement that continues the fight against abortion at the federal and state levels after the overturning of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in June.

“I told the students to think about how we can bring that pro-life excitement back to our school and community,” said WC teacher and Students for Life advisor Pat Nugent. “There’s still much more work to do to change hearts and minds to respect all human life.”

According to senior Renee St. Andre, it made an impact on students.

“Marching with thousands of other people from all over the United States helps remind me that even if it doesn’t seem like it, there are hundreds of thousands of people who are pro-life just like me,” she said.

Chaperone Don St. Ander shared: “I was really proud to be part of the West Catholic group that attended such a powerful event. All of our students really did an awesome job representing West Catholic. From the way they behaved in the hotels and restaurants, and even to the people that heckled them about standing up for the lives of the unborn, they were always respectful. The March was really moving. Seeing people from all over the country united over such a worthy cause was really inspiring!”

More on the March for Life:

Maria Worrell, GR Right to Life Essay Winner – Jan. 18
Pat Nugent Spotlight (March for Life) – Jan. 17