Second annual Pro-life Memorial Day honors abortion’s victims
American Life League will honor the millions of preborn children who have lost their lives to abortion with its second annual Pro-life Memorial Day on October 2. The day is chosen because it is the first Monday in October, the day the U.S. Supreme Court begins its annual session. It was the Supreme Court that decriminalized abortion in a pair of 1973 rulings.
“Last year’s Pro-life Memorial Day successfully raised awareness about the war that is being waged on the preborn in this country,” said Judie Brown, president of American Life League. “To date, more than 47 million children have been lost to surgical abortion and millions more to chemical abortion. The slaughter must end now.”
Nationwide participation is expected as individuals are asked to mark the event with local prayer services and community pro-life events. Participants are also invited to wear shirts with pro-life messages to show unity within the pro-life movement across the country.
“American Life League is asking pro-lifers from state to state to join us in honoring the innocent children who have fallen victim to the number one killer in this country ? abortion,” said Brown. “Whether in Washington, D.C. or in small towns across the country, we invite pro-lifers to take time on October 2 to pray for an end to the scourge of abortion that has attacked our nation for the past 33 years.”
The Pro-life Memorial Day web site is now online where visitors can learn more about the event as well as purchase official T-shirts. Information about the event can be found on the official American Life League site at www.ProLifeMemorialDay.com
Release issued: 28 Aug 06