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5,000 pro-lifers participate in Nebraska Walk for Life

by | Feb 1, 2018

By Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director, Nebraska Right to Life

On January 27th Nebraska Right to Life held its 44th annual Nebraska Walk for Life in Lincoln. A huge crowd of 5,000 pro-life Nebraskans gathered outside the State Capitol in balmy 30 degree temps to commemorate the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The Nebraska Walk for Life is the longest running, largest First Amendment demonstration at the State Capitol in the history of Nebraska. No other cause in Nebraska has consistently marched in the Capital City for decades.

Governor Pete Ricketts and other elected officials kicked off the program at the Capitol. A fetal heartbeat was broadcast to the crowd and then Pink and Blue balloons were released to music signifying the loss of millions of unborn babies to abortion. In Nebraska alone the number of babies aborted since 1973 is close to 190,000.

After marching seven blocks to the University of Nebraska Student Union, the attendees settled in to hear Keynote speaker, Ann McElhinney, author and producer of the book and movie, “Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer.”

McElhinney received a standing ovation for her presentation detailing the history of Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell who was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder.

Categories: Pro-Lifers