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Students, Staff March for Life in Atlanta and DC

January 26th, 2011

Representing a new Pro-Life generation                                     Mercy students at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in D.C.

Mercy students joined thousands of others from across the state of Georgia and the entire nation as they participated in the March for Life activities over the past few days.

With over 100 student members, Mercy For Life,  organizes and supports activities that support life from birth to natural death.   Many Mercy for Life members participated in the March For Life both in Atlanta last Friday, and in Washington D.C. on Monday and Tuesday.

Atlanta's Memorial Walk, organized by Georgia Right to Life, began with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in downtown. After the Mass, participants walked to the Georgia Capitol's steps to listen to representatives as well as the keynote speaker, Rebecca Keissling, who was conceived by rape and nearly aborted by her mother.

The March for Life in D.C. consisted of a rally at the National Mall followed by a march which travels down Constitution Avenue and ends on the steps of the Supreme Court. Mercy students also attended a Youth Rally for Life,  visited the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle and toured the Holocaust Memorial Museum.  The students who travelled to D.C. were also joined by several Mercy faculty members including Mark Tolcher, Theology teacher and Mercy for Life sponsor, as well as Danny Dorsel, Mercy's principal, and Father Jimmy Adams, the school's chaplain.

Find out more about the Pro-Life Movement here:

Mercy for Life

Georgia Right to Life

March for Life

Rebecca Keissling's story

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