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The Pro-Life Generation

By: Maria Consbruck

February 3, 2020

“We are the pro-life generation; we are the pro-life generation!”

This chant, among many others, could be heard among hundreds of thousands on the March for Life, in Washington DC on Friday, January 24th. Pro-life marchers came to Washington DC to march for the right to life for those born and unborn. Each year on the anniversary of Roe v Wade, people gather together on the National Mall and march to abolish it. This year there were at least 250,000 people in attendance and 24 of these people were from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with the group Maverick Students for Life.

Maverick Students for Life President, Lily Gilliland, was among one of the students who went on the March for Life. The most rewarding thing she has the honor to witness when she goes on the march is the sense that today’s culture is changing. She exclaimed, “I can see it in the air of love and peace that the marchers bring with them to DC every year. The movement is joyful, supportive, and full of love for women, babies and the unborn.”

Every year this march inspires people to use their voice and help take action to end abortion. The people who participate foresee a future where the beauty and dignity of human life is valued and protected. They make it their mission to promote life from conception to natural death and will continue to do so until Roe v Wade is abolished. This year, history was made when President Donald Trump came to speak at the March for Life in person. He is the first president in history to attend the March for Life. In President Trump’s speech, at the March for Life, he spoke about how we – the young adults in high school or college – are the pro-life generation. We will be the history makers that abolish abortion and will continue to stand for life and be the voice for the voiceless.

In the words of President Trump, “Young people are the heart of the March for Life, and it’s your generation that is making America the pro-family, pro-life nation.”

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