TORONTO, August 21, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The annual Life Chain, a pro-life prayer and witness event, will take place this year in cities across Canada on September 30, while in the United States it remains the first Sunday in October. The event, which normally takes place on the same day across North America has been rescheduled in Canada to avoid conflict with the Canadian Thanksgiving Holiday.
The Life Chain involves an a hour of silent prayer and public witness that will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Approximately 30,000 people participate each year, carrying signs that say, "Abortion harms women," "Abortion kills children" and "Adoption, the loving option."
The official Life Chain website describes the pro-life event, "LIFE CHAIN is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing for one hour praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception."
Mary-Ellen Douglas of Campaign Life Coalition, which organizes Life Chain in Canada, told LifeSiteNews.com, "The Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful event. It gives people the opportunity to stand up for what they believe in with a sign that gets a message out there. It's a nice opportunity for people to pray for the victims of abortion-the babies, the parents, the nurses, the doctors-everyone who's involved."
"It's a very spiritual event. We do encourage everyone to come out. It's only for an hour. Even if it's not a nice day we don't care. Come out anyway. "
Too see the Life Chain locations across North America and find the closest one: http://www.lifechain.net
For more information contact your local pro-life group or Campaign Life Coalition:
Phone: (416) 204-9749 or 1-800-730-5358
See previous LifeSiteNews.com coverage:
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS JOIN IN LIFE CHAIN DEMONSTRATIONS WORLDWIDE