October 1, 2018

Monday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (100118)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

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Positivity: Pro-Life People Will Line the Streets in Over 1,500 Cities to Tell People “Abortion Kills Children”

Filed under: Life-Based News,Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Washington:

SEP 28 2018, 11:09AM

Thousands of pro-life advocates will stand along streets across the country on Oct. 7 during National Life Chain Sunday.

The annual event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. Every year, nearly 1 million unborn children are killed in legal abortions in America, and organizers said the Life Chains are one small step toward ending the violence.

“Life Chain believes the end of legal abortion rests with us, the church, and that the forces sustaining the killing will yield when we repent and break the oppressive stronghold that blinds and subdues us,” organizers said in a news release this week.

At least 1,500 cities are participating this year, according to organizers.

In 2017, pro-lifers in 1,548 cities and towns participated in Life Chains, holding signs that said Abortion Kills Children, Abortion Hurts Women, Adoption the Loving Option, Jesus Forgives and Heals, and Support a Constitutional Life Amendment.

While Life Chains are promoted as religious, prayer-oriented events, organizers said they also welcome non-religious pro-lifers to participate. Participants are encouraged to pray and/or solemnly reflect on the violence of abortion in a public place where they can witness to the truth about abortion in their community.

The Life Chain began more than 30 years ago in California, and quickly grew into a national and international event with communities in Canada and the United States participating. …

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