BY HANNAH KESTLY
The 42nd annual March for Life took place on Jan. 22 in Washington D.C., with 10 members from SNC’s Knights for Life organization taking part in the pilgrimage. This is the second year that SNC’s Knights for Life group has been fortunate enough to send members to the March and the group has hopes of making the trip an annual one.
Knights for Life is a pro-life group at St. Norbert College. According to its mission statement, it is “an organization that strives to positively promote the sacred dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death. We promote the pro-life message both on and off campus, and seek to make people aware of the current issues going on around the world. The Knights for Life is founded in the belief that every human being deserves to be respected with dignity and have a chance at life.”
The Knights for Life were able to get funding to make the trip through fundraising, donations and the Commission of Conscience fund through the St. Norbert College Parish. The Knights joined up with Pro-Life Wisconsin, which sent two coach buses filled with other pro-life advocates, including multiple parishes and students from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
“As a college group, we were very excited about engaging with other pro-life people and groups around the nation,” said Amy Levandoski ’15, one of the Knights for Life co-presidents. “The more people are able to work together, the louder their voices will be.”
While in Washington D.C., the group also had the opportunity to volunteer at the Fr. McKenna Center, a homeless shelter for men.
For those interested in getting involved with Knights for Life, they have several upcoming events on campus. The group is hosting its second annual Pro-Life Week from April 27 through May 1, a week dedicated “to promoting life from conception to natural death.”
Throughout the week, the Knights will be hosting different events that focus on various pro-life issues, including domestic abuse, women’s rights, adoption and more. The main event to take place during Pro-Life week will be a lecture given by Serrin Foster, President of Feminists for Life of America, entitled “The Feminist Case Against Abortion.”