Highland News Leader

Letter to the editor: locals to head to Washington, D.C. for National March of Life

Join us and thousands of others from across the nation for this huge pro-life gathering in the nation’s capitol, Washington, D.C. for the annual National March for Life as we gather to pray, lobby and publicly witness so that hearts and minds may be opened to the Gospel of Life and laws may be changed to reverence all human life.

The 2016 theme is “Pro-life and Pro-Woman Go Hand-in Hand.” It has been said — politically and culturally — that for one to be pro-woman one must be pro-choice. But nothing could be further from the truth. Sadly, there are so many confusing messages regarding women and the issue of abortion, compounded by the false “war on women” rhetoric. The truth is life is the empowering choice for women. It’s best for women and families facing unplanned pregnancies, and it’s best for developing female babies in the womb. Abortion harms women and affects our society as a whole in so many ways. Check out marchforlife.org.

Clinton County Citizens for Life, the Knights of Columbus, churches, parish organizations and private donors are sponsoring students and chaperons for the March for Life Caravan to Washington ,D.C. on Jan. 21-23 in commemoration of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade (Jan. 22, 1973) legalizing abortion and the 57 million-plus lives lost to abortion.

A bus will be traveling to Washington, D.C. from Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, departing Thursday, Jan. 21 and returning Saturday, Jan. 23.

For those who want to do something locally, a Pro-Life Prayer Vigil is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 at the Clinton County Courthouse. Come and pray with us for a few minutes or the hour in solidarity for the rallies at Washington, D.C. and around the country as we gather and publicly witness for an end to abortion and a respect for all human life from conception until natural death. Thank you.

Clinton County Citizens for Life

Mrs. Celia Kannall, president

Marilyn Athmer, vice president

Allison Cowgill, secretary

Audrey Davis, treasurer