Bernadette Tasy has tirelessly devoted much of the past three years to the pro-life movement. That passionate work recently led her to the White House and an audience with Vice President Mike Pence and a chance to speak with him about the sanctity of life.
The Reedley High School graduate and seven other Students for Life leaders from across the country were chosen to meet with Pence during the weekend of the March for Life against abortion on Jan. 18 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
“The vice president said that he was excited to see all of the young faces who are already pro-life leaders in our communities standing up for the lives of the unborn,” said Tasy, a parishioner at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. “We were all inspired by him because he is such a powerful voice, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
Tasy, president of Students for Life at Fresno State, was part of a small Central Valley contingent who attended the march and other anti-abortion events. Hundreds of thousands of people attend the March for Life in Washington every year, making it the largest event of its kind in the world.
Participating in the 46th annual march was powerful and moving for Tasy.
“This experience intensified our passion for the pro-life movement and allowed us to educate ourselves so that we can continue to educate our campus and community about abortion here in California,” the 23-year-old said.
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