Who's Going to the March for Life?

I'm strongly considering pulling my kids out of school and heading down to D.C. for the March for Life this year. The last few years I just felt like my smallest was a little too young. But now she's four so I think we're heading down.

They're excited. I'm excited. Any of you guys heading down. We should all meet up. I'd love to meet some of you guys.

So let me know who's heading to D.C.

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  1. I'm sending you an email with the particulars.

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  2. We're here. Pizza if you want it.

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  3. I am trying to take off work to make the trip there and may even bring offspring.

    (I'll be the guy holding the sign with a million words on it. HA! - joke)

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  4. I've been attending for the last couple of years. I drive to Greenbelt Metro from Baltimore where I now live. Meet you on the way from Philly (right). I'm from Levittown, PA originally. I'd love to meet you, too.

    Gerry

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  5. My 15 year old son is heading to DC with 50 of his classmates from Shanley High School in Fargo North Dakota! They are considering the 24 hour bus ride part of the pilgrimage and offering it up! If I were coming I would certainly meet up~but alas can't ditch my husband that long!

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  7. Woops--didn't mean to erase my comment... I'll be there, most likely hanging with the Dominican sisters from Ann Arbor...but you should let all of us know where/how to find you...

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  8. I will be marching with HLI America. I have been several times. It is an amazing experience.

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  9. Ours have never been too young and have been going for about 15 years now. Regardless of weather conditions or transportation difficulties they have been there, usually with our Byzantine Catholic church.

    I have been upset a few times when other pro-lifers seemed to deem them old enough to see the dismembered bodies on posters. I felt it was not those peoples' decision to make as to whether my child should have to look at them or not, but they seemed to think otherwise. Little harm was done, but it did upset me. And the anti-Catholic pro-lifers...well...God bless 'em.

    Other upsetting things over the years were the pro-aborts yelling obscenities at the crowd.
    When the kids were younger, they had no idea what was being said, except that the person yelling was very angry and appeared potentially violent. This, of course, frightened them, but they learned what types of people we are up against.

    None-the-less, our kids have fared well through it all and are strongly pro-life themselves. The youngest is now 15 and I am so proud of her. She and her entire school, St. Thomas Moore Academy (from Raleigh, NC) will be there on a mandatory class trip. Love it!

    My family will be there again, but unfortunately I will be away working.

    I personally anticipate a HUGE turnout this year, barring any unforeseen cancellation of the event by the powers that be(Obama regime). This should be a turnout that the press can not possibly ignore. And the non-traditional media should be out in full!

    Have fun and dress warmly!

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  10. Driving down from Philly that Sat. to meet up with my alma mater's Students for Life (LSU).

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  11. We're local. Come on down! The Arlington Catholic schools will be busing the kids in too.

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  12. My husband, two oldest children, and a ton of youth from the Diocese of Tulsa will be riding a bus for 21 hours to get there. :)

    Jen in OK

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  13. Sadly, I will miss it this year, even though I only live an hour away from D.C. Which means my kids will most likely miss it too, unless my husband takes the day off, which he probably won't be able to do. I started a new job recently and I have work obligations that day. :(

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  14. Since my diocese borders DC and I am assisting at a Mass that we offer as an alternative site to the crammed Basilica, I will be there.

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  15. We ought to have a CMR party somewhere for all far and wide that are going.

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  16. Go for it, Matt. Last yr,Frank Weathers did the same thing & was glad he did, I think!

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  17. My husband and high school daughter are going with 4 busses from the Fort Wayne side of the Ft. Wayne/South Bend Indiana Diocese. The bus they are going on is also stopping at the Mount St. Mary's seminary in Emmitsburg to visit seminarians from our diocese.

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  18. We'll be there!
    Our parish youth group sponsors Adoration for Life, a pizza dinner and we'll be watching Abbey Johnson's video. Then the kids have a lock-in at the school, and we'll be getting on the train at 4:40am, to get to the Rally at the MCI center by 7:30. The kids are so excited! It is just the most awesome thing for them to experience the March, and to see so many other youth, from all over the country, participating. We meet the rest of the parish on the steps of the Natural History Museum, in case you happen to wander by...Good Shepherd, Perryville....Big banner....

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  19. I'll be there, with some of my intrepid students in tow!

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  20. Attending that great public gathering for truth and justice will be a great education for your children - worth at least a year in the classroom. Children ought to learn their public duty to stand up against great injustice, and not shirk it, which so many of the previous generations have made a habit of doing. The Washington DC March for Life is inspiring, encouraging and enlightening to people all around the world - including here in Ireland. I look forward to watching it on EWTN.

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  21. I'll be there, hitching a bus ride from a neighboring parish. I'll be the one holding the sign. ;-)

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  22. We'll be there from neighboring WV. I've been going since jr. high in the mid-80s & have been taking my own children since the mid-90s. I'll be carrying an icon of Christ, the Author of Life. I hope to hook up with Bishop John Kudrick (Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma) & his group to chant some beautiful prayers & hymns as we march. Anyone going to the Mass for Life at the Basilica the night before?

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  23. I AM SO THERE!! ok, so I go to DC every weekday, but commuting in with my wife and kids will be somewhat of a road trip.

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  24. Will be ther with my husband and many Knights and Friends from North Carolina!

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  25. I'll be there with my 14 year old son...first time for both of us!

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  26. I will be there with my four oldest kids, surviving on very little sleep. :-)

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  27. 40 Seminarians from Florida will be there!!!

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