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Local high school attends pro-life rally in DC

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thousands of marchers braved the cold and the snow to rally on the National Mall for the 41st annual March for Life rally, the biggest anti-abortion event in the world.

More than 40 students from Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School in Oregon, Ohio joined the crowds on the National March to make sure their opinions were heard.

"Everybody deserves a chance to live because you never know what affect somebody would have on the whole world," said Austin Wlodarz, a junior at the high school.

The students were led by Father Eric Schild, who said his group is always very eager to be a part of the cause.

"They recognize that life is so important from conception until natural death. If we don't have the right to life, we are really in big trouble," Schild said.

The march's theme this year was adoption, in an attempt to attract more women to the event.

The snow and chilly temps affected the size of the march, but not the spirit of the people gathered.

With so many Washington-bound trains and buses canceled, the group from Ohio said they are just glad they made it to Washington safely to fight for their cause.

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