At 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 26, Franciscan University of Steubenville Students for Life hosted an advanced screening of “Roe v. Wade” in the Gentile Gallery.
“Roe v. Wade” is a film that tells the story of the 1973 Roe v. Wade court decision from the perspective of Bernard Nathanson, an American medical doctor and a former abortionist turned abortion opposer. “Roe v. Wade” is directed by Nick Loeb and Cathy Allyn and will be released on streaming services April 2.
Students for Life provided beverages and snacks to attendees, as well as information sheets about the club and their weekly pro-life activities.
Senior Matt Murphy, Students for Life president, gave a brief speech before the movie began. He also led attendees in a Glory Be prayer.
After the movie, freshman Sonja Hiserman said, “It is really important to have media about these things coming out.”
Freshman Katie Valenty said, “I was not a big fan of it actually, but it did have some good values to it.”
Murphy said, “It is important that pro-life movies get made, and when they do get made, pro-lifers support them.”
Murphy informed attendees of upcoming Students for Life events and ways students can become more involved in the pro-life cause on campus.
Good Friday, April 2, Students for Life will be hosting a prayer vigil outside the abortion clinic in Pittsburgh from 7:00 p.m. on Friday to 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. Vans will meet in the rosary circle every hour and Students for Life requests that students sign up for a seat.
Senior Jerry O’Rourke, Students for Life officer, invited attendees interested in side-walk counseling to reach out to Students for Life for training.