Wednesday, December 1, 2010
“We feel that all life is precious and needs to be protected,” religion teacher and club moderator Mary Bulgrin said. “We strive to create a consistent ethic of life.” With over 40 members who meet once a month, the Knights for Life are always looking for new members to spread the message about
“Anyone who is passionate about life should join,” senior secretary Colleen Arman said. “Just by wearing our sweatshirts we promote awareness about respecting life.”
The Knights for Life club is not only against abortion but also against capital punishment, torture and euthanasia.
“Being pro-life is about so much more than being against abortion, it’s about respecting everyone and their right to life,” Arman said. “It means that I value human life as early as conception and I believe that a person is a person from conception on.”
To promote the sanctity of life, the Knights for Life offer a variety of activities. 40 Days for Life which is currently taking place, is a pledge that students take to either pray one rosary a week, give up lunch money one day a week for pregnancy care centers, fast one day a week or set aside an hour a week to read scripture
“Praying everyday has brought the idea of life to my forethoughts more and it has encouraged me to find more ways to help the pro-life movement,” senior president Emily Bulgrin said.
Knights for Life senior representative Maria Rizzo agrees.
“The 40 days for life have given me a constant reminder that life is precious and deserves to be protected,” Rizzo said. “It has given me an opportunity to focus on the beauty
In addition to this, students can participate in walks for life like the upcoming Community Pregnancy Center’s Walk for Babies tomorrow at Lake Anna in Barberton. Students have also participated in the March on Washington and a rally at Public Square.
“My favorite trip was the March on Washington because the students were so welcoming and we got to meet new people,” Arman said. “It also strengthens your faith since you see how many other people have the same values as you.”
The Knights for Life also hung posters to explain the devastating effects of abortion in our community. In hopes that it would open the eyes of students and encourage them to speak out against the abuses of life.
“We had to look up facts that were really quite disturbing,” Bulgrin said. “We hope that the posters will help students realize the atrocities of abortion.”
“We should be aware of all the different pro-life issues and what we can do to help.”