Kuyper Students Join D.C. March on 40th Anniversary of Roe vs. Wade
February 5, 2013
Ten Kuyper students took part in a massive anti-abortion march in Washington, DC, on Friday, January 25. Despite frigid temperatures, they joined hundreds of thousands on the National Mall on the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade to protest the landmark 1971 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand in the United States.
Kuyper’s Street Team, a student group dedicated to sharing the truths of the gospel organized the trip. “As a student group, we wanted to stand up for the most vulnerable in society,” said Michael Donahue, leader of the Street Team.
The theme for this year’s march was 40=55M. The equation, though simple, represents a powerfully shocking and shameful statistic: in the 40 years since the legalization of abortion in the United States, 55 million babies have been aborted. To put that number in perspective, it is the equivalent of wiping out the combined populations of the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois and New Jersey.
News reports indicate that students were part of a contingent of young people which accounted for a large portion of those who marched. Kuyper students attested to that fact saying that it was an eye-opening experience. “Abortion is a sad reality, but I believe many Christians have grown apathetic toward it,” said Donahue. “We want to continue to raise awareness among Christians as we give witnesses to the world of the sanctity of human life.