Our Lady of the Valley Parish members headed to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19 to commemorate the 45th March for Life, an annual event that protests Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court’s 1973 landmark ruling that legalized abortion in the U.S.

” We grieve the loss of life. But it’s also an enthusiastic time; we’re changing hearts and minds,” said Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life.