Friday, January 21, 2011

South Carolina March for Life

Highlights fromthe South Carolina Citizens for Life's 38th March for Life at the South Carolina State House on January 15.

Knights of Columbus banner. The rallies have been notoriously Catholic over the years, and this one is again that way.

Knights readying for the march.

SC Treasurer Curtis Loftis Jnr took his dog, Camey the Wonderhound, to her first rally.

Crisis pregnancy centre Daybreak is at the event.

The South Carolina Citizens for Life organisation that has organised the March for Life for all 38 years.

Pro-life legislators State Senator Mike Fair and Larry Grooms, along with Joe Mack of the South Carolina Baptist Convention's Christian Life Commission, one of two Protestant denominational officials on stage. The Diocese of Charleston is always represented. The rally is often criticised by some Protestants for being overtly Catholic as mainline (more liberal) denominations are pro-abortion.

Mr. Mack and Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone of the Diocese of Charleston (right).

South Carolina Citizens for Life President Lisa van Riper, her daughter, and her grandchild.

Executive Director Holly Gatling dedicates this year's rally in memory of Sheila Massey, founder of Americans for Life: Save the Seed, who died of cancer last September at 55. At the left is her widower, Oliver, who is pastor at Kingdom of Zion Ministries on Harbison Boulevard near Irmo.

Marchers are prevalent

Fox News analyist and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum is the keynote speaker.


You can read more about the rally here.
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