Pro-life group to have protest rally

Published 12:42 am Sunday, January 20, 2008

Thirty-five years is an incredibly long time for the United States to engage in any war, especially when one considers the casualty rate of 4,000 Americans a day. Hard to believe?

The tragic fact is that our country has legally waged a war on its own unborn children ever since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision allowing abortion, which has resulted in the deaths of 50 million babies. These babies didn’t attack our country, they didn’t even threaten its safety. Their only “crime” is that they were not wanted by someone.

We are often urged to pray for world peace. Those who hope to achieve this noble concept would do well to reflect on the words of Mother Teresa of Calcutta at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. in 1944. In her address she said: “The greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion.” It would seem obvious that if our country is willing to accept the nationwide destruction of 151 innocent babies every hour of every day, it has lost its respect for anyone’s life, young or old. This civil war, this war on our own children, calls for action.

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For this reason, Pro-Life Natchez-Adams County is sponsoring an anti-war rally in protest of the 35-year war on our own innocent children. This event will be in the form of a candlelight memorial service on the Broadway Street bluff on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 5:15 p.m. You can join us right from work. This will be a short service, about 30 minutes, with parsons of several local churches participating.

We will supply the candles, so just bundle up and join us, rain or starlight, as we gather at the gazebo at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday in memory of the millions of aborted unborn babies whose names are known only to God an as we stand together in support of life.

Virginia O’Beirne is Co-Chair of Pro-Life Natchez-Adams County.