Millions of pro-life advocates will line the streets of hundreds of communities across America on Sunday braving cold winds or heat and humidity to tell their neighbors an important message. The annual LifeChain is an opportunity to let people know that abortion kills children and hurts women.
Demonstrators will pray and stand silently as cars pass through the busy intersections. Some honk and wave in support of the pro-life message while others give participants rude gestures.
National Life Chain Sunday, on October 5, will again occupy U.S. and Canadian sidewalks to provide a ‘visible voice’ for preborn children threatened by the surgical abortionists’ cruel instruments or by the deadly chemicals in abortion drugs, organizers tell LifeNews. The poignant messages for Life Chain’s 27th year of public witness will include Abortion Kills Children, Adoption the Loving Option, and Jesus Forgives and Heals.
The location and time of the 1550 cities and towns participating will be posted at www.LifeChain.net.
Royce Dunn, the national LifeChain organizer, tells LifeNews that the LifeChain is “an ecumenical prayer ministry rightly described as an afternoon extension of Sunday morning worship.”
Sharron Albertson, coordinator of LifeChain, agrees and said there are more than 1,900 locations across the United States and Canada where LifeChains will be held this year.
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“They will pray silently and hold professionally-printed signs provided at the site,” she told LifeNews. “They will peacefully show solidarity in the Christian community for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. They will stand in honor of the 56 million lives who have been lost to abortion.”
“Every year young women report deciding not to have an abortion after reading the signs and seeing the people praying,” Albertson said. “Students understand that a third of their generation has disappeared and convince their friends not to kill their baby. People become aware of the need to pray for others in crisis situations and step into volunteer pro-life positions.”
Does the event work to change hearts and minds?
Albertson said lady came to the Life Chain in Savanah, GA and said, “Ten years ago, I was driving by the Life Chain and decided not to have an abortion.” She pointed to her daughter and said, “This is who I would have aborted.”