Letter: 40 years since Roe v. Wade

Jan. 04, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

Editor,

Once again it is January and once again Sevier County Right to Life would like to remind our community of the the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to make abortion legal.

There were actually two decisions, somewhat “rolled” together — Roe vs. Wade (most well known) and the second, Doe vs. Bolton. The first made abortion legal, the other extended the time-frame during which it could be done.

To us at all Right to Life and other pro-life organizations, this is a time of sadness, thinking of lives lost (an entire generation) and the countless women and young girls who are suffering because of this legal but not always “safe” — as we have been sold/told — procedure.

And so, we would like to take this opportunity to invite everyone, young, old or in-between, to join us in our “Celebration of LIFE” Rally. It will be enlightening, informal and uplifting. This is a family affair, so come participate with us as we give thanks for the precious gift of life.

Will you stand with us to show our community that we care for the respect and protection of all human life? Will you give a couple of hours of your busy schedule to stand against the deception and rhetoric of the abortion culture? 

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works,” Ephesians 2:10.

Sevier County Right To Life invites you to participate in our 8th Rally and March For Life that will take place Sunday, Jan. 12, at Country Tonite Theater at 2 p.m. The participants will meet at 1:45 p.m. at Country Tonite Theater parking lot. The program will start at the Theater at 2 p.m. and the march will take place immediately after the program is finished. The march will be on the Parkway and go from Country Tonite, cross the Parkway, and we will continue walking on the North sidewalk to traffic light #4 (Red Roof Mall), where we will cross to the other side, therefore, coming back on the South sidewalk to cross light #2 (Henderson Road) and back to Country Tonite Theater.

This will be a silent and respectful walk in memory of the many lives taken by the cruelty of abortion, since it was legalized in the U.S. in 1973.

Sevier County Right To Life meets the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Pigeon Forge Library.

May our hearts be broken enough for God to enter and stir us to action to defend their lives.

Ursula Beckman

President, Sevier County Right to Life