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Tuesday, May 04, 2004 Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness
The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports on a Boston College senior's pro-life witness at the recent Washington march:
A four-foot-tall metal fence and a row of police officers in riot gear are all that separate Kelly A. Kroll from hundreds of thousands of people who strongly disagree with her.
Ms. Kroll, a senior at Boston College, wears a blue T-shirt that reads "Women Deserve Better than Abortion" and holds a sign with the same message. She is here with about 40 other members of American Collegians for Life, a national anti-abortion group with no political or religious affiliation. They are providing a counterpoint to the estimated one million abortion-rights demonstrators gathered for the March for Women's Lives.
Some of the protesters filing past stare disdainfully and hold up their middle fingers. "Join us! Satan will save you!" one of them yells sarcastically. Another screams, "You hate babies once they're born!"
Ms. Kroll and her peers just roll their eyes. They have not come to argue. Their protest is a silent one.
What she and her companions did took courage. More power to them.