Whereas a massive group of pro-life demonstrators made their option to Washington, D.C., for the nationwide March for Life on Friday, they weren’t the one ones to take to the streets in protection of the unborn not too long ago. This weekend noticed a number of different native pro-life demonstrations all throughout the US.
In Texas, the Austin American-Statesman reviews that greater than 5,000 activists confirmed up for the Texas Rally for Life within the Lone Star State’s capital metropolis. “We’re right here to help life,” marcher Carl Johnson informed the newspaper. “When youngsters are born, they alter your life. I am right here as a result of my life was modified by way of my children. We’re right here for peace. We’re right here for love. We’re right here to unfold God’s like to everyone.” U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) spoke on the occasion and informed RedState that “the promise for all times is successful out over the message of despair and of dying.”
In Louisiana, occasion organizers estimated that round 1,500 pro-lifers confirmed as much as march for the unborn in Baton Rouge on Saturday, based on the The Advocate. “We have now to talk up for the unborn youngsters who don’t have any voice,” marcher Ellie Ross informed the newspaper. The occasion’s motto for this yr was “Love life.”
Professional-lifers additionally took to the streets of Knoxville, Tennessee, Saturday for a silent March for Life occasion, WBIR-TV reported, noting attendees’ help for abortion restrictions not too long ago proposed by Republican Gov. Invoice Lee. “I pray every day that an increasing number of payments might be handed till everybody stops,” marcher Lisa Privetts informed the station.
In Minnesota, pro-lifers held a march forward of the nationwide one on Wednesday, scheduling it to coincide with the 47th anniversary of the Supreme Court docket’s 1973 choice in Roe v. Wade. Minnesota Public Radio reported that “dozens” of state legislators addressed the pro-life occasion in St. Paul. “These are the legislators that stand within the hole for all times,” Republican Senate Majority Chief Paul Gazelka informed attendees. “We’re pro-life proud.”
In California, pro-lifers marched in downtown San Francisco within the 16th annual Walk for Life West Coast, the Associated Press reported. The story identified that whereas the group met with counterprotestors, there have been no reviews of violence. “Think about if each one in all you, whenever you depart right here in the present day, you go residence and be part of with one different individual, or extra, and also you do all the pieces you possibly can for the following yr to finish abortion,” speaker Ron Konopaski informed the group, based on the National Catholic Register. “Simply think about. We could possibly be right here subsequent yr celebrating for the tip of abortion. We might flip this metropolis the wrong way up.”
Professional-lifers additionally marched in Chicago’s seventh annual March for Life rally, WGN-TV reported, with one participant telling the station that abortion legal guidelines not too long ago enacted within the state had been “scary.” In June, the state’s governor signed a invoice removing several of the state’s previous abortion restrictions.