Life March to Draw Crowd at Capitol and in Downtown
Senator Vitter and Others to Address Participants on
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Editor's note. In a
story that ran yesterday about North Carolina RTL's
Rally and March, the church affiliation of Reverend
Brent Tysinger, who delivered the benediction, was
incorrect. Rev. Tysinger pastors Mount Pleasant
Community Church in Trinity.
Saturday January 22, pro-life citizens will gather for
the first ever Louisiana Life March to commemorate the
38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court
decision legalizing abortion in all 50 states.
The event is
sponsored by Louisiana Right to Life, Louisiana Family
Forum, Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops' Life
and Justice Committee, the Louisiana Baptist Convention,
the Knights of Columbus, and the Concerned Women for
gather at the Old State Capitol at 10 am and march to
the State Capitol. At the State Capitol, faith, civic,
and community leaders will lead prayer and speak to the
participants. Speakers will include Senator David
Vittter, Dr. Richard Land of the Southern Baptist
Convention, Bishop Robert W. Muench of the Diocese of
Baton Rouge, Fr. Shenan Boquet, and more.
After the speakers
and prayer concludes around noon, a Life Ministry
Mobilization area near the steps of the Capitol will
allow participants to learn about pro-life ministries in
event, Governor Jindal will participate in a closed
'Life Summit and Reception' in the Governor's Mansion
for key leaders to discuss ways to develop a stronger
Director of Louisiana Right to Life, said the following
about the Louisiana Life March, "We are looking forward
to uniting the pro-life people of Louisiana, across all
denominational lines, to take a stand for life in our
Capital. We believe this historic movement can help us
move closer to an abortion-free Louisiana. We encourage
all people to join us!"
All are welcome to
attend, and there is no fee associated with the event.
More information on the event can be found online at
or by calling 1-866-463-5433.
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