Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of October 9, 2006
Parents take a stand for life of children
Dad joins Life Chain after refusing advice to abort his child
By BILL GLEN
- WCR photo by Bill Glen
Clinton Lunty helps out blowing up balloons for the Life Chain.
"Life is extremely precious. Anyone who has children knows that," said Woolger, 43. "Yet some people give up the chance to have a family."
Life Chains at other Alberta centres may have been smaller, but they were not lacking in enthusiasm.
Cold Lake had one of its biggest life chains yet with 53 people attending. Organizer Remi Lirette said the weather certainly helped.
"Last year, the kids made snowmen. We were really pleased this year."
In Mayerthorpe, 10 people stood on a busy Highway 43 waving their signs.
Ann Walsh said it was something to experience. "It's encouraging when the big trucks honk their horns."
Karen Richert, a member of Edmonton Pro-Life, wishes she could convince more people that an unborn child has every right to life.
"Even though they hear a heart beat, some people still choose to snuff out a life," said Richert.
More than 10,000 abortions are performed in Alberta every year - all at taxpayers' expense.
"Sometimes we see people with a handicapped child, a young mother with four children or someone caring for an elderly person and often we think it's a burden for them," said Richert.
"But when you are in the situation, the gift you receive is powerful. It's not something you can teach. It has to be experienced because it is a gift," she said.
Life is a gift that no one has the right to take away, says Ryan Nixon. He made the trip from Spruce Grove with his wife Crystel and one-year-old son Job.
"Life is a gift from God," he said. "It's important to be visible to show there are people who care," he said.
"I'm proud to be here, standing up for something I believe in," said Crystel.
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