Military Catholics March for Life

Archbishop Timothy Broglio leads group in annual demonstration against abortion

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio (left) and CDT CPT David Chacko, USMA, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in the March for Life on Jan. 22, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio (left) and CDT CPT David Chacko, USMA, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in the March for Life on Jan. 22, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio led more than two dozen members of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, in the annual March for Life on the National Mall. The delegation included a group of Catholic cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. The peaceful, anti-abortion demonstration was joined by hundreds of thousands on the one-mile route from the Washington Monument to the steps of theU.S. Supreme Court, where the Roe v. Wade decision, legalizing abortion, was handed down 42 years ago today. The theme of March for Life 2015 was “Every Life is a Gift.”

Archbishop Broglio said:

“Fundamental to any discussion of human rights is the innate dignity of the human person. So much of the violence that plagues our contemporary world stems from the failure to recognize that human dignity. We demonstrate today to reiterate clearly that each person has an inestimable value from the moment of conception to his or her natural death. Our march today with thousands of young people serves to insist that each person be given that respect.”

Speakers at March for Life 2015 included members of Congress, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Mr. Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus.