Fargo Shanley students lead March for Life in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON - Fargo Shanley High School students led the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Shanley's chaplain, The Rev. Charles LaCroix, said the students were energized by their participation. “Very inspirational. People from all walks of life, different faiths, different cultures, all here under one cause,” LaCroix said.
The Shanley contingent - most of the Fargo Catholic school's students and about 45 Fargo-area public school students - “just want to be a tool of truth, and also want to be a tool of compassion,” LaCroix said.
Shanley senior Julia Johnson, pictured in the center wearing white, spoke at a rally before the march on the National Mall.
The students will be at a Students for Life of America conference Friday, LaCroix said. Thursday’s march was held on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.