by Leah Rosenberg ’24 (Seton House)
As Catholics, we believe that human life is sacred and valuable all the way from conception to natural death. That belief is lived out by the Respect Life Club, which sponsors fundraisers and collections to benefit pregnant mothers, poor families, and more. We also discuss prominent issues in our society. The main goal of Respect Life Club is to promote a culture of life in everything that we do.
At our club meetings Mrs. Bolster and Mr. Creavey, the club moderators, start the meeting with a prayer. Then we talk about any drives we are sponsoring; we recently sponsored a diaper drive and are currently in the middle of Toys for Tots, which provides Christmas presents for young children whose families can’t afford presents or toys. We watch videos or view a presentation about the topic, like abortion or euthanasia, and then we discuss it and share our opinions of it.
In the future, Respect Life Club has lots of plans. At our next meeting, Mr. Cominsky, the school principal, will be giving us a presentation on capital punishment. We are also considering watching the move Unplanned, which is the true story of a former Planned Parenthood manager who witnessed an ultrasound abortion and then became pro-life. If COVID guidelines permit, we might even go to the annual March for Life in Washington D.C. this January.
Overall, the goal of the Respect Life Club is not just to stand against abortion and euthanasia, but everything in between. All human life is sacred, no matter your age, abilities, race, religion, or beliefs.