By: Michaela Mencacci
This past weekend, on January 27, 2018, thousands of Texans gathered together around the capitol to listen to pro-life speakers and leaders from Texas. Eleven of our students at St. Mary’s Catholic Campus Ministry attended this event in Austin.
One of the 11 students that attended was Alyssa Brazell. Alyssa is a student at Stephen F. Austin and studies Rehabilitation Services.
“Rally for Life is a movement in support of pro-life,” Brazell said. “The SFA students attended the Texas Students Right to Life’s Boots on the Ground conference as well as the March.”
Not only did the students get to walk in the Rally for Life march, but they were able to be a part of many other experiences throughout the weekend as well.
“We got to listen to some really inspiring people with amazing stories, as well as learn more about life itself,” Brazell said. “We got to march with hundreds of other pro-life people and pray for the unborn. It was a great experience!”
More than 59 million unborn children lost their lives to legal abortion in the United States, and they all need our prayers.
“My favorite part was listening to a woman named Jennifer Christie give her testimony,” Brazell said. “She was raped 3 years ago and became pregnant. Instead of abortion, she and her husband chose life together. It was one of the most inspiring stories I’ve ever heard!”
Many people say that there are exceptions to not choosing life, such as if a woman was raped. Jennifer Christie’s story is exactly what we should share with those people arguing against life, even in such a terrible situation as rape.
“I feel like I have more knowledge and confidence to defend my beliefs in this pro-life movement,” Brazell said. “I feel more empowered in what I believe, and I am more eager to go out and make a difference!
This conference is not only an amazing experience for the people who attend, but it helps the unborn, and those who are not sure where they stand on the argument of pro-life or pro-choice.
“I had a great time at the conference, but I also had a genuinely good time with the people that attended along with me,” Brazell said. “I got to talk to my fellow Catholic Jacks and learn a lot about the topic from them. We also got to participate in fellowship and enjoy great food!”
We are all so blessed to have been given the chance at life. Let’s work to help our future generations get the same blessing.
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