Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaguration Day Pro-Life Witness

Pro-life Activists Plan Major Display and Vigil Along the Inaugural Parade Route on Tuesday, January 20

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- The activists have been given 80 feet along the north side of Pennsylvania Ave. NW in front of the Canadian Embassy.

They plan to hold three large banners which state:

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere" -- Dr. Martin Luther King

"President Obama social justice and human rights begin in the womb."

"53,000,000 children have died through abortion...President Obama stop the violence."

Special Note: The group had planned to show a display of 25 large pictures showing the development of life from conception to birth. However, the Secret Service made late changes on the wording of prohibited items into the Inaugural Parade and the pictures were barred.

The pro-life activists have been granted a permit by the National Park Service and will be allowed into the Inaugural Parade early and then ushered to their location by National Park Service police.

The group will pass through the Secret Service checkpoint at 6:30 A.M. which is located at 3rd and C Street NW.

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states,

"While millions are celebrating the Inauguration of President Obama, it is critical to be a voice and witness for those who have no voice. That is the 53,000,000 innocent children that have been lost through abortion.

"We have come to Inaugural Parade to speak truth to power and remind President Obama to stand for social justice and human rights for all Americans.

"One day after the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday it is important to remind this President that 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere' and violence is never an answer to social problems."

For more information or interviews call:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741

This Inaugural event kicks off "The Birmingham Letter Project" a week long series of public pro-life witness.

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Here is a schedule of events:

Tuesday, January 20, 6:30 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Pro-life witness at the Inaugural Parade.

Wednesday, January 21, 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon

Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood at 9:00 A.M. and March to the White House and the Supreme Court. Planned Parenthood is located at 1108 16th Street NW.

Thursday, January 22, 9:00 A.M. Lafayette Park and the White House.

Large prayer vigil in Lafayette Park and then walk over to the White House to pray.

March for Life 11:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Friday, January 23, 12:00 Noon. The White House.

Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, will lead a prayer and memorial service in which 1,400 flowers will be laid in front of the White House to honor the 1,400 African-American children that die every day from abortion. This will be on the Pennsylvania Ave. side.

Saturday, January 24, 10:00 A.M. The White House.

Activists will leave pro-life messages and artwork on Pennsylvania Ave. in front of the White House to challenge President Obama to embrace justice and stand for life.

For more information or interviews please call:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741

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