Archives for January 2018

Alamance County Right to Life Pro-life Vigil

 

While tens of thousands of people gather in Washington every January to commemorate the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, another group gathers every year in Alamance County to be a local presence to remember and pray.

This year, slightly over 100 people gathered around the court square in Graham on Monday, January 22.

Gathering around the square at 7 pm, this group of faithful locals were welcomed by Amy Huffman, chairman of Alamance Right to Life, and were then led in a meditation and prayer by the Rev.  

Charles Spomer, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Burlington, and finally listened to a hymn sung by local worship musician Hope Kemp.  

Following this portion, those gathered took candles, lit them, and circled the courthouse for 15 minutes of silent prayer and meditation, to remember those who have been victims of the tragedy of abortion, and to pray for an end to America's disregard for the lives of the unborn.   After the 15 minutes of prayer, the candles were extinguished, and participants left silently.

US Congressional Greetings to NC Pro-Lifers

U.S. Senate

U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis
 

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Congressman George Holding (R-NC2)
U.S. Congressman  Walter Jones (R-NC3)
                       
U.S. Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC5)
U.S. Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC6)
 
U.S. Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC7)
 
U.S. Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC8)
                     
U.S. Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-NC9)
U.S. Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC10)
 
U.S. Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC11)
   
U.S. Congressman Ted Budd  (R-NC13)

Pro-Lifers Gather in Raleigh for the North Carolina Right to Life Annual January Events

Image may contain: 1 person, crowd and indoor “The best Prayer Breakfast for Life that I have ever attended,” stated someone who has attended every Prayer Breakfast over the last 19 years. On January 13, 2018, pro-lifers gathered from across the state at the Doubletree by Hilton in Raleigh, North Carolina, for the 19th Annual Prayer Breakfast for Life. Approximately 270 attended along with legislators and Congressman Robert Pittenger (R-9) who gave the Invocation and brought an update about the pro-life efforts in Congress.  
The featured speaker was Hannah Rose Allen whose remarks brought tears to the eyes of the men and women in attendance.  Her powerful testimony ended with a video that included a song written and performed by a friend of hers.  Kathryn Atkinson Stansbury sang the Our Father at the Breakfast and the National Anthem at the Rally.  Her husband Joey Stansbury led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Pam Votipka, the director of Prayer Partners for Life, gave a moving introduction to the prayer segment and Andrew Votipka, her son and our treasurer, explained the need for funds and asked for donations to help NCRTL with its projects.  

Later that day at 1:30 pm, approximately 2,000 pro-lifers joined together for the Rally at the Halifax Mall, followed by the annual March for Life. At the rally, Hannah Rose Allen spoke about why we march and why it is important to be involved.  (You can watch her speech on this page.) Clair Williams, a student at App State, a graduate of Camp Joshua and an At Large Board member of NCRTL, explained why attending Camp Joshua is so important for high school students. (See Kimberly Wood Live at the March on this page.)  

Did you get to attend one of these events? Thank you! These events are important to keeping the pro-life movement alive and well in NC. They also provide a public witness to the need for pro-life laws and educational efforts.  Were you unable to attend this year? No problem! Our next Rally & March for Life is scheduled for January 12, 2019. We hope to see you there!

News Coverage by Spectrum News of 2018 Rally and March as recorded by Hannah Rose Allen’s Friends

My friend was able to record the news segment I was interviewed for yesterday in downtown Raleigh at the Rally and March for Life. 🙂

Posted by Hannah Rose Allen on Sunday, January 14, 2018