Georgetown University Right to Life continues to maintain a jam-packed schedule of great events and engaging presentations. April featured the group’s annual Life Week. To start of the week, members changed their Facebook profile pictures to their own baby photos. In addition to daily tabling, the students hosted 1-2 projects Monday through Saturday.
On Monday, April 7th, the students set up a Cemetery of the Innocents display, featuring 3,300 flags in remembrance of those preborn children who died that day.
Tuesday’s main event was entitled “A Capital Affair: The Right to Life and the Death Penalty.” This event involved a panel discussion on the ethics of capital punishment. One of the featured presenters was Mary Novak, a Georgetown chaplain and former death row inmate attorney.
Wednesday’s event challenged students to decide when life begins. This display, “Where Do You Draw the Line?,” showed human development from 1 day to 9 months and under each picture there was a description of how many people are aborted during that stage of development.
On Thursday, April 10th, Chaplain-in-Residence Lindsay Kelleher presented “Lessons in Hospitality.” This presentation about what it means to be a pro-life woman. Lindsay shared her experiences at Maggie’s Place (a home for pregnant women), and she talked about the essential need to promote the dignity of every human life: mother and child.
Friday’s bake sale event appealed to the insatiable appetites of college students. Georgetown RTL sold delicious baked goods to benefit the Northwest Center (a local pregnancy resource center). Additionally, the students asked their peers to explain what “Life Is…” Each participating student took a photo with a sign that celebrated the dignity of every human life and the right to life.
And just when you thought that these students were done…. The students wrapped up the week with not one- but two- service projects! On Saturday, April 12, GU RTL hosted a diaper drive, and a group of students headed over to the Northwest Center to participate int he Mother’s Day Service Project.
Sounds like a crazy April, right? But wait– there’s more! On April 24th, these students hosted Stephanie Gray, the co-founder and executive director of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform. Stephanie’s presentation, “Abortion: The Great Debate,” challenged the audience with rebuttals to common pro-choice arguments.
What an impressive month! Thank you, Georgetown University Right to Life, for courageously encouraging your peers to embrace a compassionate response to women in unexpectant pregnancies and for educating others about life-affirming choices!
Support Georgetown University Right to Life.
- “Like” Georgetown Right to Life on Facebook
- Check out photos from the Life Week event “Life is…”
- Read about Georgetown RTL’s past events on their blog.
- If you are a Georgetown student seeking to join, check out the Hoya Link organizational page for this group.
- Cemetery of the Innocents, Sarah Dermody
- Vita Saxa Cookies, Georgetown University Right to Life
- Student with Sign, Georgetown University Right to Life