Occupy Protestors Disrupt Washington Pro-Life Prayer Vigil

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 23, 2012   |   8:22PM   |   Washington, DC

A peaceful religious tradition was disrupted today as the pro-abortion version of Occupy Washington attempted to surround and overwhelm a group of prayerful pro-life advocates in front of the Supreme Court.

For the last nine years, CEC For Life has sponsored a prayer vigil for unborn babies on the morning of the March for Life. Opposition from pro-abortion advocates is always expected, but often minimal. This year, however, CEC For Life found themselves quickly surrounded by a much larger and far more hostile group than usual, according to Fr. Terry Gensemer of the o0rganization.

Gensemer said that, as those leading the prayer vigil began to invite pro-life advocates to join in worship, those with the pro-abortion opposition positioned themselves inches away from the musicians, chanting, screaming, and dragging a ten-foot banner between the team and those trying to pray and worship.

One member of the pro-abortion force actually spent an extended amount of time screaming into the face of an adopted child whose sign read: “I’m glad I was adopted and not murdered.”

Despite the obnoxious and aggressive activity of these abortion advocates, members of CEC For Life continued to pray aloud and worship in unity. Many of the pro-life youth attempted to engage the opponents in productive dialogue, but few would stop yelling long enough to speak with these courageous young people.

“As the battle between the culture of life and the culture of death enters its fortieth year, the contrast between good and evil becomes more and more clear, and Christendom, itself, continues to develop a definitive line of demarcation between the darkness that accompanies death and the light of Christ that shines when we preach the Gospel,” Gensemer said.