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Why AVE Marches

Hundreds of students from Ave Maria University travel in January to the nation's capitol, Washington, DC. Each year, more and more students have the reality of such a controversial issue come to life through their activism. The passionate students who march each year bring friends, family, and fellow students. Some are going for the first-time and others have gone for years. These are their stories.

 
 

I march because I feel passionately about standing up for the thousands of lives that are killed each day through abortion and Euthanasia. Abortion takes away a human’s right to live. It is murder in the harshest sense because the lives killed are the most innocent of all. God cherishes each soul he brings into the world. It is a tragedy that so many of His children are being denied the right to live. I march because I believe that God created each person for a purpose and everyone should have the opportunity to live it out. We have no right to take that from them. I am standing up to speak on their behalf and to defend them.

Mackenzie Tourville, Sophomore, Undecided

Mackenzie Tourville, Sophomore, Undecided

Mike Reilly, Senior, Politics major

Mike Reilly, Senior, Politics major

 

I've been marching in D.C. with my family since I was a small child. It is immensely important to me to continue that tradition because the gift of life is the greatest gift we could possibly be given. The holocaust of  innocents has gone on for more than 30 years  and I feel it my duty to stand up for those who have no voice. At the same time, it is with a loving and understanding heart that I forgive those who support and have committed abortions. We should not tolerate abortions of any kind but, at the same time,we should be eager and ready to reach out to and welcome people who are perhaps confused, scared, feel abused, or lost.

 

I take the time to march, not only for the unborn babies, but for their mothers. Our society has accepted an incredible injustice against woman where woman are being told to abort their children and that will make them free. I want women, and men for that matter, to understand true freedom and true love. Abortion does not free a woman, it enslaves her. Abortion is incredibly harmful to a woman's being both mentally and spiritually. I desire to have a society that cultivates the good of every being, both born and unborn.

Eve Anders, Junior, Catholic Studies major

Eve Anders, Junior, Catholic Studies major

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.
— Mother Teresa