Cross display approved by Natchez aldermen

Published 1:00 am Saturday, January 13, 2018

NATCHEZ —Natchez aldermen approved Friday the setup of display crosses as part of an annual pro-life event.

The board unanimously approved the request of Virginia O’Beirne, who said 106 crosses would be placed on the northern end of the bluff — each representing the average number of abortions performed each hour in the United States.

O’Beirne said she has seen that figure decline since the movement began.

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“Our little cross display is shrinking, which is good,” she said.

A pro-life candlelight vigil will take place at 5 p.m. on Jan. 25 inside the Natchez Grand Hotel.