On Sunday, January 19, 31 people came out for a Witness event — 25 on Monument Square and six at St. Mary’s church — to pray and witness against the Roe vs. Wade abortion decision of 1973. Since then, over 61 million babies have been aborted nationally. The Witness event was organized by Champaign County Right to Life.
The temperature was 17 degrees with a wind chill reducing it to 7 degrees. Attending were Revs. Matthew Lee (St. Mary’s) and Brian Wonn (First Baptist), and members of Grace Baptist, St. Mary’s, St. Michael’s (Mechanicsburg), Apostolic Sanctuary (Terre Haute), Sacred Heart (St. Paris), and North Hampton Community Church (Springfield).
The Witness event anticipated the Human Life Protection Act for unborn life, which will be introduced in the Ohio Statehouse by Rep. John Becker later this month.
Champaign County Right to Life can be contacted at 937-653-6745.