Students from Kan. college to lead March for Life

FILE: Anti-abortion supporters direct a prayer towards the White House during a rally at Lafayette Park in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
FILE: Anti-abortion supporters direct a prayer towards the White House during a rally at Lafayette Park in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

ATCHISON, Kansas (AP) — Representatives of a small college in northeast Kansas will lead the thousands of marchers expected to participate in the March of Life in Washington D.C. this week.

More than 400 students from Benedictine College in Atchison are attending the annual anti-abortion march in Wednesday. Several dozen members of that group will carry a banner in front of the marchers. Benedictine monks, faculty and alumni are with the students.

The Benedictine group will be joined by about 30 students from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., and Newman University in Wichita.

Kathryn Brown, a Benedictine junior, contacted the president of the March for Life last year to ask if her group could lead this year’s event.

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