March for Life marks 43rd anniversary of Roe decision legalizing abortion

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January 22, 2016

Pro-life advocates walk past the Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 22, the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in U.S. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See MARCH-LIFE Jan. 22, 2016.

Pro-life advocates walk past the Supreme Court building during the March for Life in Washington Jan. 22, the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion in U.S. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic admonitions about inclusion mixed with strong political language before the March of Life got underway Jan. 22 in Washington.

At a Jesuit-sponsored Mass for life at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church that morning, Father Paddy Gilger’s homily reminded a small group of students that because Jesus made an effort to be inclusive when he chose his disciples, they, too, should be respectful of others’ opinions.

“As we join in the fight against the scourge of abortion, our differences remain, and that’s OK,” he said.

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