Maine Governor LePage Joins 500 People at Pro-Life Event

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 16, 2012   |   6:47PM   |   Augusta, ME

Maine is not known as a hotbed of pro-life activist given its left-of-center bent, but Mainers finally elected a pro-life governor, Paul LePage, who is not ashamed to stand up against unlimited abortion.

Governor Paul LePage joined more than 500 pro-life activists gathered at Maine Right to Life’s annual “Hands Around the Capitol” pro-life rally on Saturday. The group then walked from the school’s auditorium to the Capitol building where they joined hands and listened as bells tolled for the millions of babies killed by abortion.

Deb Wagner, of the Christian Civic League of Maine, writes more about the event:

Governor LePage mingled with the appreciative crowd and sat in the audience.  There was a standing ovation when the Governor was introduced.  The microphone was handed to him from the stage and the Governor spoke about his support for this annual pro-life event.

“The press makes us out to be the big bad guy.  But we care about people and families.  Today is important.  It’s important we get together to care about life,” said Governor LePage.

When the Governor finished, a supporter in the audience called out, “You’re the man.”

Bob Emrich, the Christian Civic League (CCL) Board Chairman and Maine Right to Life Board member, reminded the audience that, “Our work this year has only begun.  There is a real opportunity this November to support life.  Please vote for life and not the party.”