Pro-life Club, Protecting the Voiceless


Mercy students, among thousands of others, annually attend the March for Life in Washington, D.C. (MCT Wire Service).

The Pro-Life club held its first meeting of the year on Oct. 1 in N-13, a new location. The club previously met in the auditorium. Officers spoke about many pro-life issues and then opened the discussion to the members of the club.

During the meeting the officers explained the many right-to-life issues that they supported. Besides abortion, the Pro-Life club is against euthanasia, assisted suicide, in vitro fertilization(IVF), and capital punishment. The officers explained to the girls the issues with these topics and why they are considered life issues. They even noted how some of these issues, such as IVF, may not seem reasonable to be against, until further investigation. Many were unaware the IVF typically includes abortion. For example, a doctor could implant six fertilized eggs, and if four of them correctly implant in the uterine lining and the couple only wanted one child, the other three children would be aborted.

Many members stood up to share their pro-life story. Some girls expressed their relationships and conversations with women who had an abortion and the effect of aborting a child had on their lives.

In late May, Our Lady of Victory’s youth group held a pro-life picnic. Ashley Weber, a Northville student, organized the picnic to raise awareness about pro-life issues. Five speakers expressed how abortion has affected their lives in various ways. Mercy senior Peyton Pawlusiak is eager to participate in the second annual picnic this coming spring.

“The pro-life movement has been influential in many aspects of my life,” said Pawlusiak. “Speaking with abortion survivors and women who regret the act have provided me with personal experiences, and reinforced my pro-life opinion.”

Many students discussed their efforts in the pro-life movement, including church picnics, rallies, and the March for Life.

The March for Life is held annually in Washington, D.C. This year it will be held on Jan. 22,  the anniversary of the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade case that made abortion legal in the United States. This year is the 42-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that changed the lives of many Americans. Even the woman involved in the case, Roe, now supports the pro-life movement.

“I think it’s safe to say that the entire abortion industry is based on a lie,” said Norma McCorvey, otherwise know as Jane Roe. “I am dedicated to spending the rest of my life undoing the law that bears my name.”

Typically 30 to 50 Mercy students and staff attend the March for Life to raise anti-abortion awareness. Any students and staff interested in attending the March for Life should contact Mr. Jim Skellett for information.

Pro-Life’s next meeting will be during A clubs on Dec. 3 in N-13. Anyone is welcome to join!