I attended pro life marches many years in Fort Wayne and also in WI when I was in college. The pro life march was on the other side of the state when we lived in MN so we didn't attend. Since we moved here we hadn't attended.
This was unlike any march I had ever been to before for a couple of reasons: It was held in the capital of our state; people from all over the state came, not just our area; and there were protesters there. I also didn't attend with a group of other Lutherans, it was just our family.
The protesters were unorganized; looked like they just quickly made a sign before we came; and Ram counted 24 of them. We highly outnumbered them. I was struck with the difference of our short words on our signs: Defend Life or We Choose Life vs. their signs with long sayings. Often their signs needed thinking if they were pro life or pro death, not clear like ours. I was very proud of our group- at the capital steps they made a point of thanking the protesters for being there and showing our great country's freedom. The protesters mainly looked like they were college age; our group had every age from infant to senior citizens. Our group had many high school and college age.
Our group was a lot of Catholics, but many other denominations were also represented. The first prayer was done by a Catholic and I appreciated beginning with the Invocation before the March.
I will show some photos that we took here and if you are interested go here to see more photos and a link to a news story.
|Ewe and the Lambs waiting for the march to begin.|
|I loved their signs "KEEP CALM AND CHOOSE ADOPTION"|
I want a sign like that!
|It was so cool to be in the middle of the group and not be able to see the beginning or the end of our group. We took up one lane on the street for several blocks before the capital. It took a while for everyone to get to the capital steps.|
|Thank you to all the policemen that made sure we stayed safe.|