March for Life

Mon, 01/22/2018

Ten students from Loyola University New Orleans flew to Washington, D.C. last week for the 45th March for Life, held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2018 on the National Mall. 

More than 100,000 pro-life advocates attended the March for Life 2018, the nation’s largest pro-life event. This year’s March for Life included a performance of Christian music followed by a series of speakers -- including House Speaker Paul Ryan, former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, and U.S. President Donald Trump, who spoke to the crowd via satellite. Following the event on the Mall, participants marched to the Supreme Court and Capitol buildings.

This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion nationwide. The Society of Jesus has asked Jesuits, colleagues, parishioners, students, and collaborators to renew opposition to abortion, support for the unborn, and solidarity with mothers in difficult situations. 

In a published statement, “Protecting the Least Among Us: A Statement of the Society of Jesus in the United States on Abortion,” the Society of Jesus aims to provide spiritual leadership and ethical guidance on these delicate and controversial topics. Click here to learn more

Students Attending March for Life

(Seen here from left to right are Loyola University New Orleans students: sophomore Alex Lucas, sophomore Madison Settle, and freshman Ben Benigno.)