WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Thousands are on the National Mall in Washington Friday for the annual “March for Life,” the largest pro-life event in the world. Folks traveled in from around the country, including high school students from St. Patrick High School in Biloxi, MS.
“I’ve tried to come for about three years and I’ve never been able to make the trip. The babies need a voice and we’re the generation that’s going to change that,” said Sarah D’Aquilla, a senior at St. Patrick.
D’Aquilla is the president of ‘Students for Life’ at St. Patrick. 46 years ago the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision deemed abortion a Constitutional right. D’Aquilla says she hopes Roe v. Wade is overturned and this is the last year she has to march.
“I’m glad to be here. Being able to speak out for all of those without a voice,” said Jose Wickline, a sophomore at St. Patrick.
Wickline is adopted and says he easily could have been aborted. He says the day carries extra meaning for him.
“They could’ve maybe cured cancer, they could’ve come up with so many advancements in science and they are our future and they’re being killed off,” said James Frazier, a junior at St. Patrick.
The students say the event means everything to them. They had the chance to hear from high profile speakers like Vice President Mike Pence.
Emily Cloud is the theology teacher for these students. She says the fact that they are, as of now, choosing life gives her hope for the future.
“I don’t think it’s right to choose one life over another,” said Cloud.
The students say they plan on marching again in the future. They head back to Biloxi Saturday after some sightseeing.