With the assistance of a scholarship, five students traveled from Michigan to Washington, DC, for the 50th March for Life; the first such gathering in a post-Roe world.
To receive a scholarship, students had to complete an application form and write a short essay on how they will use the March for Life experience in their daily life.
Randle Kado, a senior, shared a story about his mother and father, who grew up in a simple village in Iraq. “My parents were tirelessly devoted to creating a life for their children that did not include the hardships they faced growing up,” he explained. “The March for Lie is a reminder to me of the value that God puts into each person that He creates.”
Vivian Miller, a sophomore, wrote that she would use the March for Life experience to be inspired to do more in her local community. “I am very prolife, and I am part of the Students for Life program at my school, but there’s always more to learn and more ways I could get involved. One way is by helping at [a pregnancy care center.]”
Allyson Olszewski, a senior, confirmed that the March for Life would be the experience of a lifetime. “I am more determined than ever to use this experience to learn more about ways I can actively advocate for unborn children. I will continue to use my voice to stand up for the ones that have no say, and I will try to educate others on why being prolife is always the right choice.”
Lainey Roth, a senior, acknowledged that she was inspired to be more active and to take steps to improve her community. “I feel like the next steps for Michigan are fully dependent on my generation. We are the prolife generation, and we need to keep fighting.”
Myah Sutter, a senior, stated that attending the March for Life in previous years opened her eyes to the overwhelming number of people who care deeply about the preborn. When bombarded with lies and hateful words from pro-choice people, “I tell them how detrimental abortion can be for a woman’s mental health. I debate abortion simply because I want people to understand the value of human life. Every human life.”
On June 24, 2022, the egregious Roe v. Wade decision was overturned by a ruling in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case. Despite the overturning of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion-on-demand in this country, prolife people continue to march with the ultimate goal of making abortion unthinkable.