New Hampshire Right to Life, principal organizer of the state’s annual March for Life, has just released the schedule for next month’s event. The date is Saturday, January 19, in Concord. The main event is the rally on the State House plaza at 11:15 a.m. followed by the march itself beginning at 11:45. The route begins at the plaza and goes south on Main Street to St. John the Evangelist Church, passing the Feminist Health Center abortion facility on the way.
Lunch will be available after the march (donations accepted) in the St. John’s activity center, 72 South Main Street, and a program will follow from 1-3 p.m.
Earlier in the day, at 9 a.m., there will be a brief memorial service at the Concord landfill on Old Turnpike Road, commemorating the aborted children whose bodies are buried there with the trash. Some years ago, human fetal remains were spotted in the landfill and were quickly traced to a local abortion provider, who was ultimately reprimanded for improper disposal of “medical waste.” Pro-life activists were unsuccessful in their attempts to have the remains removed from the landfill to be given a dignified burial. Every year since then, people have come together on the day of the state March for Life to pray at the site.
For more information, go to www.nhrtl.org or call the Right to Life office at 603-626-7950.
Roe v. Wade turns 40 in eight short weeks. I just got my ticket for a quick trip down to Washington for the March for Life on January 25. The March is an annual event, but it’s been many years since I was able to go. The expense is a factor. The White House is still occupied by a Roe supporter, though, and he needs to see that Roe isn’t settled, even after four decades, no matter what he hears from advisors or donors or even Sen. McCain.
I went to the March in 1993, the 20-year anniversary, on a day when newly-inaugurated President Clinton was featured on the morning news shows signing executive orders rolling back pro-life policies. By noon that day, I was marching with tens of thousands of people, including an astonishing number of high school and college students whose presence lifted my spirits sky-high.
The March will do more than serve notice to President Obama that we’re watching. It’ll give thousands of people a chance to be renewed and encouraged in their defense of life. It might even show Republicans a thing or two.
Abby Johnson posted an update today about And Then There Were None, her ministry to abortion workers who want to leave the industry. See my earlier post here. Johnson reports that business is brisk for ATTWN, and resources are too limited. This is a ministry worth supporting.
ATTWN’s update includes a report about a judge telling one abortion-industry refugee to “get over it” when she told him she would not return to abortion work, no matter how lucrative. Thanks to ATTWN’s supporters, she is getting over it – just not in the way the judge anticipated.