Sunday, January 17, 2010

Tucson Right to Life March and Rally - a success

Just a note to congratulate all those right to lifers in Tucson who marched 4.5 miles from downtown Tucson to Holy Hope Cemetery to remember the tragic loss of life due to abortion over the last 37 years.

Credit belongs to Kelly and Barbara Copeland, their family, and the many volunteers who assisted them along with John Tabor of the local CPC, and Sunny Turner, one of our chapter leaders. A special thanks to Bishop Kicanas who not only celebrated a beautiful mass at the Cathedral before the march and gave a wonderful homily, but who also joined the thousands who marched to the cemetery.

A most fitting end to the event was the reading of each year that abortion has been legal in the nation, during which time someone would place a single red rose before the memorial monument while a single bell would toll. After the thirty seven roses wee placed, a single white rose was laid down by a mother with child who will deliver her baby in 2010. White doves were then released and a final prayer was said.

I was very proud to have been a part of the event, was moved by the remarks of the various speakers and felt privileged to have been able to address the crowd.

Congratulations, Tucson. Now on to electing pro-life representatives who will respect the right to life of all people, born and unborn.


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