They congregate, come the wind or the rain, or a cold snap in early October. They come together to defend and celebrate life. Every year since 1987, many have gathered across the country for the annual Life Chain event, and this coming Sunday is the next installment.
Many will sprawl along Highway 33 in Baraboo and other places, holding up pro-life signs, extolling the sanctity of life. Hundreds of passing vehicles will give thumbs-up, polite gestures or nods. Only a few detractors will make their views known, but those who stand on the roads will not be swayed by their determination to fight for the unborn child.
According to lifechain.org, more than 2,000 cities across North America, including several locations in the region, will host events. Life Chain Sunday is part of the biggest event known as “40 Days For Life”. These events focus on the sanctity of unborn human life and the ongoing movement to end abortion.
A Fox News article from Jan.22, shared around the anniversary of the controversial Roe v. Wade in January 1973 reported that it is estimated that over 62 million abortions have taken place in the United States in the nearly 50 years since that landmark. decision.
Long before the time of the Roe v. Wade, abortion was a controversial topic. It remains one of the most sensitive, heartfelt and controversial issues we face today. On both sides, whether it is those who prioritize the right to terminate any pregnancy at any time or those who are determined to protect the unborn child, the lines are often quite clearly drawn.