Media Advisory: Thousands of Canadians will hit the streets to witness to the sanctity of life for the annual National Life Chain
Toronto, October 2, 2020 – On Sunday, October 4, 2020, pro-life Canadians across the country will gather at intersections and alongside roadways in an estimated 200 locations for the annual National Life Chain. For one hour, they will demonstrate peacefully, praying and holding signs in support of the right to life from the time of conception until natural death.
The signs bear messages such as:
-ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN
-ADOPTION THE LOVING OPTION
-ABORTION HURTS WOMEN
-LIFE THE FIRST INALIENABLE RIGHT
“Every year, people of all ages come together to peacefully testify as a community to the truth that abortion kills children and harms women,” said Josie Luetke, Life Chain Canada committee member and Youth Coordinator for Campaign Life Coalition. “Although we’ve had to make some adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic, generally speaking, the new restrictions don’t impede Life Chain too much, as this is an outdoor event, and participants have always been encouraged to stand a few metres apart in order to cover more ground. We are urging all to abide by proper health and safety measures and we are confident that participants will be physically distanced.”
What: The National Life Chain
Where: Over 200 locations across Canada (see list of locations at https://www.campaignlifecoalition.com/life-chain)
When: Between 2-3 pm on Sunday, October 4, 2020 (date and time may vary in some locations)
About Life Chain
Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful demonstration in support of the inherent dignity of every human being, from the moment of conception until natural death. It is held across North America, typically on the first Sunday in October. Campaign Life Coalition is the Canadian coordinator for the annual event. For more information, visit www.campaignlifecoalition.com/life-chain.
Josie Luetke, Campaign Life Coalition, 1-800-730-5358, [email protected]