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Anti-Abortion Activists March Through Wyandotte

Members of Wyandotte Right to Life held a March for Life on Sunday.

Members of Wyandotte Right to Life took their message to the streets of Wyandotte on Sunday.

In anticipation of Tuesday marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton rulings, which legalized abortion, more than 40 activists carried signs and prayed the Rosary on Sunday.

Participants walked through the Wyandotte neighborhood from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church to the Mount Carmel Cemetery. 

Deacon Luis Flores from St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Allen Park led a prayer service at the cemetery chapel. People then went outside to the Memorial Monument to the Unborn for closing prayers.  

Now that the local event has been held, busloads of people from Downriver and metro Detroit will be leaving later this week for the 40th March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

"After the rally on the Ellipse with nationally known speakers, an expected 700,000 people will march down Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court," said Deborah Bloomfield of Wyandotte. "Many will then visit their congressmen and senators to express their desire for legal protection for the unborn."

Tom Skyler January 22, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Why ?
Chatty Cathy January 22, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Give me a break. These people have nothing better to do? It is a woman's right to make the decision of what happens to her body. They need to pick a new issue. This one is stale.
Stephanie Keffer January 22, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Please tell me they didn't walk around with dead baby photos. You have the right to your opinion but as someone who's lost two children I really don't want to see dead baby fetuses on a stick or a van or in general.
Sarah Pettigrew January 22, 2013 at 04:31 PM
My wish for society is that we would be more than "pro-birth". Many people claim to be "pro-life" when what they really are is "pro-birth". We care about ensuring that a baby is born into this world, but once the baby is born, we neglect to guarantee that the quality of that baby's life is protected through our poor social policies. We turn our backs on children who live without health care, adequare nutrition, and superior education. What kind of "life" is that?
Tom Skyler January 22, 2013 at 06:30 PM
But why wyandotte ? Its not like our small community can change a supreme court decision that has been in effect for 40 years anyways. It just seems like a wasted effort.
TT January 22, 2013 at 07:36 PM
Sarah Pettigrew, you hit the nail right on the head. No one cares what happens to the children after they are born.
Joann Hedger January 22, 2013 at 08:28 PM
well said, Sarah!
Catherine Douglas January 22, 2013 at 11:15 PM
"If a mother can kill her own child - what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me - there is nothing between.” ― Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Angeline February 03, 2013 at 02:34 AM
That's funny...people criticizing others for standing for something they believe in...just because you don't agree with them. That's unfortunate.

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