Rows of crosses centered between Meredith and Olmsted signify the number of deaths in 41 minutes.
The national Respect for Life’s website contains many documents further explaining the views and opinions against abortion which are also displayed on numerous crosses.
Hand-written on paper taped to one cross with information about the monthlong campaign a student wrote, “We all have a choice.”
Most Drake students, whether for or against the cause, support the way the organization is speaking out against abortion.
“It’s nice that we’re recognizing this as a school,” first-year Elizabeth Robinson said. “Speaking out through symbolism can be extremely powerful.”
Chelsea Rink, a sophomore secondary education and English major, does not necessarily agree with the statement being made, but also respects the cause.
“They’re definitely making a statement, and I respect people who believe in that,” Rink said.
According to BellaOnline’s Catholicism editor Melissa Knoblett-Aman, Respect Life Sunday kicks off the new Respect Life program. This year, the program is titled “Hope and Trust in Life.”
Photo: Jessica Mattes