Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A Cry for Justice

For those who can't make it the whole way to San Francisco for West Coast Walk for Life, or to DC for March for Life -- or for those who want more than just a rally and march -- there will be A Cry for Justice in Wichita, hosted by Operation Rescue West:
Friday, January 19, 2007: Operation Rescue will kick off the event with street activism at the gate of Tiller’s infamous late-term abortion mill. Operation Rescue will call upon the new Attorney General Paul Morrison to enforce Kansas laws and prosecute Tiller for illegal late-term abortions and concealment of child rape. There are plans for a special meeting at a local church in the evening.

Saturday, January 20: Since the abortion clinic is scheduled to be closed, Operation Rescue will hold A Cry for Justice Conference featuring nationally known speakers. Attendees will be encouraged and equipped to stop abortion and save innocent lives in their hometowns.

Sunday, January 21: There will be a Worship Service at the now closed Central Women’s Services abortion mill that was purchased earlier this year by Operation Rescue. At that time, there will be a Christian dedication of that building to God’s work on behalf of Life. The afternoon will be filled with outreach in keeping with Ephesians 5:11. There are also plans for a Candlelight Prayer Vigil at Tiller’s abortion mill on the eve of the 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Monday, January 22: The 34th anniversary of Roe v. Wade will be capped with a rescue outreach and a memorial service and Tiller’s mill. Other activities are to be announced.

The three events are different in tone as well as location. Those of a more liberal political bent, such as prolife atheists, gays and lesbians, Unitarians, etc., might be more comfortable at West Coast Walk for Life. But I've only ever experienced March for Life in person myself. Seek out the Feminists for Life or PLAGAL (Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians) at March for Life if you tend to lean left. You can spot their banners pretty easily, outnumbered as they are. West Coast Walk for Life tends to get some pretty aggressive counter-protesters, whereas March for Life doesn't draw much opposition. I think the attitude is, "Let's not pay any more attention to them than we have to." Or maybe they just hate being so outnumbered. But each time I've attended there have been fewer and fewer counter-protesters. God only knows what the atmosphere will be like in Wichita.

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