Pro-life supporters march at Redeemer

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Pro-life supporters from Redeemer University College took their message to the street to recognize Respect for Life Sunday.

More than 75 demonstrators, mostly Redeemer students, stood in front of the Garner Road campus on Sept. 4, carrying placards with pro-life messages including “Abortion Kills Children,” “Abortion Hurts Women” and “Pray to End Abortion.”

The group enjoyed a sunny break for the 2:30 p. m. event as clouds dispersed from the overcast sky. Several passing motorists honked their horns in approval. One driver stopped to ask for directions to the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

The event was organized by student group Pro-Life at Redeemer to coincide with several other pro-life rallies held throughout North America.

“It’s part of the National Life Chain,” explained Pro-Life at Redeemer co-chair Jessica Dunn. “It’s to demonstrate how (abortion) hurts women and children.”

Ms. Dunn said a 2004 study found 11 abortions were performed each hour in Canada. An estimated 100,000 abortions are performed yearly.

Ms. Dunn said Pro-Life at Redeemer respects other points of view and won’t take an aggressive stance.

“The way to approach it is with love,” she said. “Women are hurt by this. It’s the truth. We’re standing up for them.”

Pro-Life at Redeemer consists of about 12 core members. This year’s event was the second annual Respect for Life walk. The pro-life group was established last year to replace a previous club that had disbanded.

Pro-Life at Redeemer has previously raised money for Beginnings Adoption Centre in Hamilton.

The group also hopes to partner with Martha House, a residence for women and children escaping abuse, for a fundraising spa day.

For information on Pro-Life at Redeemer, e-mail pro-life@redeemer.ca

Pro-life supporters march at Redeemer

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Pro-life supporters from Redeemer University College took their message to the street to recognize Respect for Life Sunday.

More than 75 demonstrators, mostly Redeemer students, stood in front of the Garner Road campus on Sept. 4, carrying placards with pro-life messages including “Abortion Kills Children,” “Abortion Hurts Women” and “Pray to End Abortion.”

The group enjoyed a sunny break for the 2:30 p. m. event as clouds dispersed from the overcast sky. Several passing motorists honked their horns in approval. One driver stopped to ask for directions to the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

The event was organized by student group Pro-Life at Redeemer to coincide with several other pro-life rallies held throughout North America.

“It’s part of the National Life Chain,” explained Pro-Life at Redeemer co-chair Jessica Dunn. “It’s to demonstrate how (abortion) hurts women and children.”

Ms. Dunn said a 2004 study found 11 abortions were performed each hour in Canada. An estimated 100,000 abortions are performed yearly.

Ms. Dunn said Pro-Life at Redeemer respects other points of view and won’t take an aggressive stance.

“The way to approach it is with love,” she said. “Women are hurt by this. It’s the truth. We’re standing up for them.”

Pro-Life at Redeemer consists of about 12 core members. This year’s event was the second annual Respect for Life walk. The pro-life group was established last year to replace a previous club that had disbanded.

Pro-Life at Redeemer has previously raised money for Beginnings Adoption Centre in Hamilton.

The group also hopes to partner with Martha House, a residence for women and children escaping abuse, for a fundraising spa day.

For information on Pro-Life at Redeemer, e-mail pro-life@redeemer.ca

Pro-life supporters march at Redeemer

News Oct 09, 2009 Ancaster News

Pro-life supporters from Redeemer University College took their message to the street to recognize Respect for Life Sunday.

More than 75 demonstrators, mostly Redeemer students, stood in front of the Garner Road campus on Sept. 4, carrying placards with pro-life messages including “Abortion Kills Children,” “Abortion Hurts Women” and “Pray to End Abortion.”

The group enjoyed a sunny break for the 2:30 p. m. event as clouds dispersed from the overcast sky. Several passing motorists honked their horns in approval. One driver stopped to ask for directions to the Ancaster Fairgrounds.

The event was organized by student group Pro-Life at Redeemer to coincide with several other pro-life rallies held throughout North America.

“It’s part of the National Life Chain,” explained Pro-Life at Redeemer co-chair Jessica Dunn. “It’s to demonstrate how (abortion) hurts women and children.”

Ms. Dunn said a 2004 study found 11 abortions were performed each hour in Canada. An estimated 100,000 abortions are performed yearly.

Ms. Dunn said Pro-Life at Redeemer respects other points of view and won’t take an aggressive stance.

“The way to approach it is with love,” she said. “Women are hurt by this. It’s the truth. We’re standing up for them.”

Pro-Life at Redeemer consists of about 12 core members. This year’s event was the second annual Respect for Life walk. The pro-life group was established last year to replace a previous club that had disbanded.

Pro-Life at Redeemer has previously raised money for Beginnings Adoption Centre in Hamilton.

The group also hopes to partner with Martha House, a residence for women and children escaping abuse, for a fundraising spa day.

For information on Pro-Life at Redeemer, e-mail pro-life@redeemer.ca