See larger Jackie Mitzel, 18, wears a rosary around her wrist and says a final prayer after spending two hours praying the rosary in front of a surgical abortion clinic in North Fort Myers. The event was the first time she participated with the Students for Life ministry of Ave Maria University. “People use the term cradle Catholic, “ says Mitzel. “They are people who are the religion they are because that’s what they grew up with. Seventh grade was kind of a time when my faith became more my own. I got more into it because I wanted to.”

Photo by LEXEY SWALL, Daily News

Jackie Mitzel, 18, wears a rosary around her wrist and says a final prayer after spending two hours praying the rosary in front of a surgical abortion clinic in North Fort Myers. The event was the first time she participated with the Students for Life ministry of Ave Maria University. “People use the term cradle Catholic, “ says Mitzel. “They are people who are the religion they are because that’s what they grew up with. Seventh grade was kind of a time when my faith became more my own. I got more into it because I wanted to.”

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