Bus troubles sideline March for Life trip for Carroll

Arianna Hall, Staff writer

The plans Archbishop Carroll students and faculty made to attend the March for Life rally Jan. 21 were canceled because their bus broke down before arriving at the school for boarding. 

The anti-abortion March for Life rally takes place in Washington, D.C., every year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade, the Jan. 22, 1973, U.S. Supreme Court case that said women have the right to have an abortion. The annual march aims to pressure the Supreme Court in overturning Roe v. Wade, according to the official March for Life website. 

Around 50 pro-life students and faculty from Carroll planned to take a bus to Washington D.C. at 9 a.m. Jan. 21 to show their support for the cause. However, the bus scheduled to take them had broken down on the way to pick them up.  

The members of Carroll’s pro-life contingent showed their support in another way. 

“Although I was looking forward to spending time with my classmates and supporting the cause in Washington, we still made the best out of the situation,” said Kylea Amery, a junior. “We walked around the school’s campus saying the rosary, watched some of the march in the auditorium, and then we made cards for children at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.” 

The changed plans provided some consolation.

“Under the circumstances, the Carroll pro-life group still prayed and had fun,” said Anthony Dilks, a junior. “I was looking forward to marching with people who all hold similar beliefs, and trying to make a change with them. However, I really hope the large amount of people that attended the rally helped to encourage the overturn of pro-abortion laws.” 

The March for Life rally includes pro-life advocates who give speeches against abortion. 

“If I were to ever speak at the march I would say that culture is against us, but God is with us,” said Mr. Anthony Polselli, a theology teacher.