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March for Life registration is underway

High school students from around the archdiocese will have an opportunity to voice their support for life and opposition to abortion during the 44th annual March for Life Jan. 27 in Washington, D.C.

The archdiocese’s Center for Family Life Formation is organizing its annual pilgrimage, which last year drew more than 370 high school students, priests, religious sisters, archdiocesan staff and others to the national effort to end abortion.

This year’s trip is set for Jan. 25-30, and it’s time to start signing up, said Whitney Bradley, coordinator of the center’s Respect Life Apostolate.

The registration deadline is Nov. 14, and people have until Oct. 17 to seek financial aid. Cost is $500.

"Our goal is to help build a culture of life," Bradley said. "We hope to do this by exercising our right as Americans to protest the atrocity of abortion and by building a culture of life within ourselves.

"We also will learn about and discuss our pro-life values, spend time in prayer and offer for the unborn the sacrifices that we experience on this pilgrimage," she said.

The trip will include students attending Mass at the National Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, going to the Life is Very Good Evening of Prayer service the night before the March, stopping in Philadelphia for visits to the shrines of St. John Neumann and St. Katherine Drexel and praying at a Planned Parenthood facility, she said.

March for Life events also include testimonies outside the U.S. Supreme Court, and an opportunity to visit congressional representatives and senators.

To register, go to RespectLifeOmaha.com. For more information, contact Bradley at wabradley@archomaha.org or 402-551-9003, ext. 1306.

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