generation life

Editorial | Making a big impact bigger

Estimates show that 50 percent of the people at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., each year are under the age of 18.

It is an impressive number. And it makes a big impact for a day.

The challenge is for all of us, the young people included, to follow up on the day of action throughout the year. Citizen-advocates can make a big difference in not just changing attitudes but also changing laws.

Generation Life teens emerge as light from the darkness

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Editorial | Comitting to end abortion

The 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade has given our local community plenty of pause to consider how we can bring an end to abortion. But the commitment to stopping this travesty -- an estimated 55 million babies have been killed since 1973 -- doesn't lie with attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., every year. It's a commitment that requires our efforts 365 days a year.

African American teens stand out as shining examples as Generation Life pilgrimage

Teens from Bishop DuBourg High School prayed at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., during the March for Life in January.

When three young women from Bishop DuBourg High School set off for the March for Life, they knew that as African Americans, they would likely be representing a minority there.

But they also understand how their witness at the march is so very critical.

Brandis Whitfield, McKenzie Marshall and Jessica Lambert said they all felt that the African-American community is targeted by the abortion industry. The three were among a group of students from DuBourg who participated in the Generation Life pilgrimage, sponsored by the archdiocesan Catholic Youth Apostolate.

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