Christian girl restarted pro-life group after Planned PArenthood fundraiser at a Catholic university
When Loyola Marymount University student Megan Glaudini heard that the Christian university was not stopping an on-campus fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, she felt “convicted” that she needed to do something, Catholic News Agency reports.
“Upon hearing about the Planned Parenthood fundraiser on campus, originally, I was just completely disgusted and embarrassed, and disappointed that the university would allow this to happen,” she told CNA in a phone call on Nov. 6.
“I took a while to kind of discern what I really wanted to do, what kind of action would even make a difference, and I really felt convicted and like I needed to do something,” she said.
That “something” turned out to be resurrecting the long time, inactive pro-life group and planning a rosary rally before the Planned Parenthood fundraiser.
After meeting with an official in the university and many meetings, phone calls, and emails with students, Glaudini decided, “two days before the event,” to resurrect the campus ministry’s VITA program.
VITA, a Latin word meaning “life,” is the “respect life” student group at LMU.
Leading VITA along with her friend, Andrew DiCrisi, Glaudini planned a rosary on the corner of Lincoln and LMU Drive on campus.
Glaudini, a Junior theology major at LMU, told CNA the purpose of the rosary was to “emphasize the spreading of love.” Some groups on campus were making things political, she said, but she intended to stand up for “human dignity and the right to life.”
“I just feel like it’s my job here on this earth and especially on this campus to uphold the dignity and the values of my faith,” she said. “And that’s exactly what I thought I would be doing if we created this group and we’re able to pray this rosary together.”
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