Sunday, January 21, 2007

Pro-Life Weekend From Nashville

Once again it is the anniversary of the terrible Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion. This is the first time in several years that I will not be Washington, D.C. for the annual pro-life march, it has been a tradition for me over the past 10 years to attend with over 100,000 other pro-life supporters. Since I'm not in D.C. this year, it gave me the opportunity to help out with several events in the Nashville area, the first being the erection of a memorial of the innocents in support of pro-life week. This annual occurance happens on the front lawn of Aquinas College.

The other event was the annual Rally for Life sponsored by Tennesse Right to Life and the Diocese of Nashville. The rally was precluded by a youth Mass celebrated by Bishop David Choby. The actual rally was held at the Nashville downtown Sheraton and followed by a march to the state capital. The local Knights of Columbus provided a color guard, and they were led to the capital by a bag piper and drummer.
There were close to 700 people in attendance at the rally and march, with only a few pro-aborts across the street in protest. Of course they got more media coverage than the pro-life majority, but what do you expect from the VERY biased Nashville media?
A few of the speakers at the rally were Bishop David Choby, pastor Henry Coles, and Dr. Richard Land. Here's a few of the pictures of took over the weekend.