Photo caption: Students from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, are ready for the national “March for Life.” (LCMS/Vicki Biggs)
A record number of marchers – many of them Lutherans – are expected for today’s national “March for Life” in Washington, D.C., which marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. More than 350 Lutherans, many of them wearing neon green stocking caps, gathered under Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Life Ministries banners on the National Mall for a pre-march rally Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Many of the Lutherans are participating in the LCMS Life Conference, a two-day conference that is being held in conjunction with the march.
“We hope that today will be a monumental turnout at the National Mall for today’s ‘March for Life,’” said Maggie Karner, director of LCMS Life Ministries. “We’ll be energized by each other’s presence and fellowship and given new passion for the cause. It’s a significant day because 40 years is just way too long.”
“Forty years is two generations of Americans who know nothing but legalized abortion on demand,” added Ed Szeto, special projects coordinator for LCMS Life Ministries. “That’s led to nearly 56 million abortions in America since Roe v. Wade. Enough is enough.”
- Keep up with stories, photos and videos from the march and the conference at www.lcms.org/life.
- Follow the two-day event on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TheLCMS and www.facebook.com/lcmslife) and Twitter via the hashtags #lcmslifeconf, #lcmsmfl, #lcmslife (www.twitter.com/TheLCMS).