Pro-life demonstrators will take to the streets of the nation's capital today in the annual March for Life. Hundreds of thousands will protest against the 39th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs Wade case, in which the Supreme Court legalized abortion. They come from all over, including from Greenville.
About 120 people from St. Peter's Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II High School and 8th graders from St. Peter's Catholic School filled three buses and headed to Washington D.C.
They started trickling into St. Peter's around 4 a.m. Monday. By 4:45 a.m., they were on their way.
"It's overwhelming whenever we start walking because all of the sudden you're surrounded by people that you know, that you don't know, and you're all there for the same cause," says Johanna Waller with the St. Peter's Life Team.
Diane Sampson is making the trip with her 8th grade daughter. She says she wanted her daughter to be part of what to her is a very important issue.
"Their consciences are developing at this point in their lives, and they're growing and they're maturing and they're so impressionable at 13,14,15, 16," says Sampson.
They're expecting a faith-building experience, and with a buses full of kids they're expecting a fun experience.
The group expects to return late Monday evening.
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