Here are some of the highlights of our pilgrimage:
1. Dinner with pro-life leaders
Marjorie Dannenfelser and Mary Powers of the Susan B. Anthony List joined us for dinner on Sunday evening. Dr. Michael New, who is a scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute and the founding faculty advisor of BSFL, also joined us. We ate pounds and pounds of chili and then Mrs. Dannenfelser, Mary, and Dr. New spoke to us about the pro-life movement and graciously answered our questions.
Dr. New also told us a history of BSFL from its founding in 2006.
We also met thousands of other pro-life students. Every single student we met is leading the revolution on his or her campus!
It was such an honor and a blessing to be named the Students for Life of America Group of the Year. The award recognized us for "all-around excellence in campus activism, recruitment, community involvement and pregnancy resources."
The March for Life was an epic finale to our trip. Despite the freezing cold and several inches of snow, we marched for pre-born children and their mothers along with 600,000 other pro-life activists.
The theme of the March for Life this year was adoption. Auburn University homecoming queen Molly Anne Dutton spoke at the rally before the March. Dutton, who was conceived after her mother was a victim of sexual assault, has an amazing adoption story. Dutton's mother courageously chose adoption. Dutton became Auburn's 100th Miss Homecoming after running on an adoption advocacy platform.
Two final notes:
Some of our members blogged about their March for Life experiences here, here, and here.
Anna Zimmerman spoke on behalf of BSFL at the Birmingham March for Life on Saturday, January 18. She did an incredible job speaking for the pro-life generation at the largest annual pro-life rally in the state of Alabama.