University of Mary, senior Katrina Gallic gives speech at 2017 March for Life Rally

University of Mary, senior Katrina Gallic gives speech at 2017 March for Life Rally

BISMARCK, ND — With the wind blowing the crimson hair across her face, University of Mary senior Katrina Gallic’s voice pierced through the Washington, D.C. breeze that was no match for her proud, opening proclamation on this world stage—the 2017 March for Life rally on the Capitol Mall

University of Mary contingent of 600 strong lead 2017 March for Life down Constitution Ave in DC

University of Mary contingent of 600 strong lead 2017 March for Life down Constitution Ave in DC

“When I was born, my parents named me Katrina Gallic, I am a proud senior at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, and the University of Mary is so honored this year to lead the March for Life,” said Gallic, to thousands of pro-life faithful.

Gallic briefly reflected on last year’s blizzard that threatened the march, but didn’t waiver her spirit, nor that of hundreds of thousands more who braved the elements. A storm that eventually left her and her classmates and thousands more stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for over 20 hours for their return trip home. A providential experience that ultimately allowed her and fellow classmates to reflect on the horror that is Roe v Wade abortion law.

University of Mary contingent of 600 strong lead 2017 March for Life down Constitution Ave in DC with U.S. Capitol in background

University of Mary contingent of 600 strong lead 2017 March for Life down Constitution Ave in DC with U.S. Capitol in background

“Since Roe vs. Wade, more than 58 million innocent human beings have had their lives taken by abortion,” she shouted. “A third of my generation – our classmates, our teammates, our friends – are missing from our lives directly because of abortion. Their body parts sold, their rights disregarded.”

University of Mary students taking part in the 2017 March for Life

University of Mary students taking part in the 2017 March for Life

With that, Gallic, from Sarasota, FL, called on her generation to carry the torch for the unborn and promoting the dignity of every human life.

“And so I say: fellow youth of America, fellow college students, this is not someone else’s problem. Indifference is not an option. Ending abortion is our responsibility,” added Gallic to a cheering crowd. “And we stand on the shoulders of giants. Thanks to generations of Pro-Life leaders before us, we are positioned by Providence and by History to end the scourge of abortion in our nation.”

She continued with a plea. Asking everyone to look within their own soul for leadership. People of today can no longer rely on others for justice.

University of Mary students make trek to the Capitol Mall for March for Life Rally

University of Mary students make trek to the Capitol Mall for March for Life Rally

“Our battle does not start in the courtroom. Our battle does not begin on college campuses or classrooms. Our battle begins where we have the most influence, within our own hearts. The pro-life battle begins with the daily decision to live by the truth that every life, in every stage of development, is beautiful, dignified, and demands our love and our protection.”

Katrina Gallic backstage at March for Life Rally

Katrina Gallic backstage at March for Life Rally

Following alongside Vice President Mike Spence’s speech of hope for the future, Gallic also provided optimism that change from a culture of death to a culture of life is at hand and within reach.

“It is an honor to march with you today. My friends and I at the University of Mary —and young people from sea to shining sea—the Pro-Life Generation—we all look forward to the day when we will return to our nation’s capital not to march against the injustice and evil of abortion, but to celebrate the victory of a new Culture of Life.

Many others, and Gallic’s Pro-Life Generation, have had to weather many storms since the man-made disaster that was the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v Wade in 1973. It’s their hope that the prevailing winds in Washington, D.C. lead to a better outcome on the horizon.