RHS Joins Pro-Life Rally in Washington, D.C.

Rockhurst High School students are constantly reviewing the five characteristics of the Grad at Graduation: open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and open to growth.

They are important traits to discuss in the classroom, but they are far more important to live out in the community.  Several students chose to do so as part of the 45th March for Life held in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19.

Fifteen Hawklets and two faculty members traveled to protest the 1973 Supreme Court ruling in Roe vs. Wade legalizing abortion across the nation.  The march also celebrates restrictions on abortion providers that have been enacted throughout the country since that ruling.  Students chose to partake in the prayerful, peaceful witness to the dignity of all human life, especially the unborn. 

The Rockhurst group joined approximately 100,000 other protestors at the National Mall.  They also came together with other Jesuit high schools from across the country and celebrated the Jesuit Mass for Life at Gonzaga Prep.  

A final aspect of the trip was having the opportunity to meet with government officials in order to advocate on behalf of all life.  Rockhurst students met with Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder.  

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