MARCH for LIFE

A high school student’s memoirs of the 45th annual march in D. C.

by Rachel Malmberg

I was given the opportunity through my high school, St. Michael the Archangel, to march for life with my fellow students at the 2018 National March for Life in Washington D.C. The day was cold but beautiful. The atmosphere was uplifting. Marchers smiled and I felt truly inspired by the 100,000 plus people who walked alongside me. Abortion usually gets the majority of attention, and it’s because abortion is the genocide that is taking humanity quickly but quietly. As student activists, we were not only marching for children not yet born, but for those who have suffered at the hands of combat, those who have suffered at the hands of others, such as victims of the Holocaust, and the elderly who deserve a chance to live out the journey God planned for them. We marched for all life, because all life is good in the eyes of God and we must protect and defend its nature at all costs.

Rachel Malmberg attended the national March for Life which took place on January 19, 2018. January 22 is the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that changed the course of history. The first March for Life began the year following that decision.
The reflection of students walking to protect life is shown in the vietnam veterans Memorial.

Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron of all mothers; many Catholics pray to her in advocacy of mothers faced with abortion.

Rachel is a senior at St. Michael the Archangel High School in Baton Rouge. After she graduates with honors in May of this year, she plans to attend LSU.