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16 February 10, 2017 THE U.P. CATHOLIC MARCH FOR LIFE www.upcatholic.org Dewitt Church Goods Inc. Restore the beauty of your tabernacle. Call today! Toll Free 1-866-950-3378 JAKI MOTT ST. MICHAEL PARISH, MARQUETTE "When I was 18 years old I was pressured to have an abortion. However, I chose life. Ever since then I feel it's been a call from God, and he will always provide for you." JAMIE RIVARD HOLY FAMILY PARISH, FLAT ROCK "To speak out for those who don't have their voice yet, I want to let other people know that life matters no matter how little the person and that it's not right to takesomething so big from someone so little." #WhyWeMarch During the pilgrimage to Wasington, D.C., participants were asked, "Why do you March for Life?" Answers were posted to The U.P. Catholic Facebook page with the hash tag of #WhyWeMarch. Below are a selection of the answers. JONAH TRENT HOLY FAMILY PARISH, FLAT ROCK "I march so I can fight for those who can't fight for themselves." MICHAEL KOWALEWSKI DIOCESAN SEMINARIAN "I just love life, I love children and women. This is a way I can honor them." Yoopers for Life in Washington, D.C. JAMIE GUALDONI THE U.P. CATHOLIC People of all ages from around the Diocese of Marquette join together to March for Life in Washington, D.C. Prior to the start of the march, participants had the opportunity to take part in the March for Life rally, which featured talks from Mike Pence, vice presi- dent of the United States, as well as several representatives from the U.S. Congress. At the conclusion of the march, the Yoopers for Life group visited with U.S. Representative Jack Bergman. View additional photos on page 15 and online at www.Facebook.com/ TheUPCatholic.

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