Hillsdale College for Life students attended this year’s March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21. The student group has participated in the event annually since 2011.
“The March for Life is a great way for Hillsdale College students to put their beliefs into practice,” said Ruth Moreno, ’22. “It’s important to get as many people there as possible because it's hard for people to ignore.”
Approximately 150 students, or 8 percent of the student body, made the overnight bus trip to the nation’s capital to attend the march, which is the largest annual human rights display in the world.
“We march to show American leaders in government that although the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade was made decades ago, the debate over abortion in America is far from over,” said Moreno. “The march introduces everyday Americans to the debate and compels them to consider the legality and morality of abortion, however many of them wish to shove this important issue of human rights under the rug.”
This year’s March for Life theme was “Equality Begins in the Womb,” and Moreno said that despite resistance, the movement is alive, active, and filled with hope.
“This event aligns with the College’s belief in the importance of learning and the free exchange of ideas as well as the inherent value of human life,” said Moreno.
Hillsdale College for Life, Protect Life Michigan, and the Student Federation, which allotted $7,020 for the event, all contributed to the student trip. Right to Life of Hillsdale County, a local pro-life group, covered the remaining cost, student fees excluded.
This article originally appeared on Hillsdale Daily News: Hillsdale College for Life students attend D.C. March for Life rally