Candlelight vigil provides voice for littlest

Published 12:02 am Sunday, January 19, 2014

If you’ve ever wondered why we gather on the bluff for the Candlelight Vigil for the Unborn year after year or wondered if it makes any difference, the late Dr. Seuss had your answer in his beloved book “Horton Hears a Who.”

Let me refresh your memory. In the story, the big and clumsy Horton had trouble believing that there was an entire group of living persons, the village of Whoville, because he could neither see nor hear them.

The little Whos kept calling out “We are here! We are here!” but to no avail. Only when the smallest Who, Little Cindy Lou Who, added her tiny voice to the others were they able to be heard.

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Then, the mighty Horton realized they were truly there, alive and in danger so he vowed to protect them from harm.

This is the protection our great country should provide for its smallest citizens, the unborn, who cannot be seen nor heard. (A person’s a person no matter how small.)

We are the only voices they have. We must keep speaking up, every single one of us.

This year, as on every anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision 41 years ago that legalized abortion on demand, groups all over the country are holding marches and vigils.

We will add our voices to theirs until we are all heard. Remember, every voice counts, and when everyone who believes in the sanctity of life is calling out, “We are here! We are here!” we will be heard.

That’s why we hope you will join us for a 30-minute Vigil at the gazebo on the bluff on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Horton’s listening. Can he year you?


Virginia O’Beirne


Pro-Life Natchez-Adams County