On this 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme
Court decision that legalized abortion, the Republican Coalition
for Life is sending people to abortion clinics to remember the day
in a special way.
Dianne Edmondson, who heads the Republican
Coalition for Life, notes that when tragedies take the
lives of children, people often remember them by going to the site
and leaving flowers, teddy bears, and handwritten notes. She points
out that with approximately 600 abortion clinics throughout the
nation, there are plenty of such sites.
"We'd like to encourage those who value the sanctity of life to
just go to an abortion facility near them and put a teddy bear
there, put a candle, balloon, something to show that the child who
was aborted at that facility sometime during these last 40 years is
valued and is remembered," Edmondson says.
People are also encouraged to offer a silent prayer for the
victims and for the workers in the clinic. In addition, she
believes the event will draw public attention to the displays.
"This is raising the awareness of the American people -- who are
at least 50-percent pro-life, according to all the recent polling
-- to let them know that this is where it takes place, this is
where babies are killed," she tells OneNewsNow.
"And perhaps then they will take actions to make sure that they
elect people who are going to do whatever they can to protect these
Edmondson hopes thousands of people nationwide will participate
and hand out the flyers available on the Republican National
Coalition for Life website.