Marching for Life

Carolyn & Terry Martin, Jan. 21, 2022

Carolyn Martin has been part of the March for Life since it began in 1974. The longtime member of St. Thomas More Parish in Bethel Park, now part of Resurrection Parish, is among those who braved the bitter cold Friday, Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C. Three seminarians from the diocese also made the four-hour bus ride after an early morning Mass, along with many young people.

Pro-life supporters are hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will soon overturn Roe v. Wade. They await the court’s ruling on a Mississippi law that bans abortion after 15 weeks.

Since 1973, when the high court legalized abortion nationwide, more than 63 million children have been lost, according to the pro-life movement.

In southwestern Pennsylvania, following Mass at Holy Child Church in Bridgeville, the 2nd Annual Corpus Christi Parish March for Life was held. Participants marched through town and protested in front of the local Planned Parenthood office, while adoration was held in church.

Pro life supporters march in Bridgeville on Jan. 21.

On Saturday, Jan. 22, following 9 a.m. Mass at St. Angela Merici Church, Father Terry O’Connor will lead a March for Life for his parish, Mary, Mother of God, down Lincoln Way in White Oak.

Resurrection Parish photos by Karen McElhaney

Corpus Christi Parish photo by Shelley Phoennik