More than 160 Devon Prep students, faculty and guests traveled to Washington, DC on January 25th to participate in the annual Rally & March for Life which commemorates the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Before boarding four chartered busses they gathered in the gym for last minute instructions from Father Shea who has led Devon’s contingent for nearly 20 years.
Fr. Shea also blessed $2500 in baby supplies donated by the Devon Prep community during a drive sponsored by the Pro-life club. The diapers, formula and wipes will benefit Catholic Relief Services (CRS) of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and will be distributed to needy mothers and their babies in Catholic Social Services’ Family Services Centers throughout the five county Philadelphia area.
Despite the freezing cold temperatures Devon Prep’s group marched up Constitution Avenue passed the Capitol Building to the Supreme Court Building. There, with thousands of others, they proclaimed their belief in the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to the time of natural death.