New Hampshire readers may recall Jennifer Christie, keynote speaker at the state March for Life last month. She survived a savage sexual assault, and she and her husband are raising & loving her child who was conceived from that assault. Great love, great courage. I include Jennifer as one of the Voices to Trust I’ve featured on this blog; you can search by that category name to find others.
(Why “Voices to Trust”? Because I’ve heard “Trust Women!” too often from abortion advocates. Try trusting these women.)
A cloudy January thaw gave way to a freezing but brilliantly-sunny day for the 2018 March for Life in Concord, New Hampshire. New Hampshire Right to Life’s annual event drew more than 300 marchers for the procession down Main Street beginning at the State House.
The march route goes past the Equality Center, an abortion facility on Main Street. The city of Concord has developed over the years a way of handling the March for Life and the counter-demonstration that accompanies it: every other year, the March for Life may walk in front of the Center. Other years, the marchers must detour a block around the Center. 2018 was a Main Street year. The counter-demonstrators concealed from view the sign near the Center’s front steps declaring “Respectful, Open, Affirming.”
Self-styled handmaids, witches, and socialists (their own words, not mine), among others, greeted pro-life marchers.
I spotted a few state representatives: Reps. Glenn Cordelli, Linda Gould, Steve Negron, and Jeanine Notter. Rep. Notter spoke to marchers about her bill on informed consent for abortion (HB 1707), which will have its committee hearing in Concord on Wednesday, January 17. Rep. Negron spoke briefly about his campaign for the Congressional seat currently held by Ann McLane Kuster.
Rep. Jeanine Notter is interviewed for WICX-FM in Concord.
Rep. Steve Negron is a candidate for Congress (2nd District, N.H.).
More from the day:
The March was led by a contingent of Knights of Columbus.
Jennifer Robidoux of NHRTL (far right) welcomed marchers to the State House plaza.