Weather forces Archdiocese to cancel trip to annual Right to Life March in D.C.

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Severe weather headed for the East Coast forces the St. Louis Archdiocese to cancel its annual trip to Washington, D.C. for the Right to Life March.

The march is scheduled each year around January 22nd, the anniversary of the 1973 Roe versus Wade decision that legalized abortion.

The march for life is the largest pro-life gathering in the U.S.

And despite a massive storm gearing up to hit the nation's capital, the march will go on as planned Friday.

But catholic officials here in the St. Louis area felt the weather was just too risky to make the cross country trip.

Named the “Generation Life Pilgrimage”, more than 2,200 high school teens, chaperons were set to attend the March for Life.

But the Catholic Youth Apostolate of The Archdiocese Of St. Louis believes the main priority is the safety and well being of the youth in their care, so with that in mind the trip has been canceled.

Even though St. Louis area young people won't be making the trip to D.C., several local events are already being discussed to coincide with the March for Life.

For information on the various pro-life events taking place you can go to arch stl dot org.

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