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PAGE 6 ARKANSAS CA'It-K)UC JANUARY ]3, |991 Little Rock - The 13th An- nual March for Lifewill be held One out of four unborn on Sunday, Jan. 20 at2 PM. The children in America will March will form at Capitol and be aborted this year. Main and proceed to the Capi- Hundreds of thousands of tol. Parade marshalls at this couples are waiting to adopt. point ~ direct the marchers IHE HAIURAt The opening prayer will be given by Rev. Large crowd expected for hookup from the Oval Office, has been ]r w.w. Walker of Highland Baptist Church invited to address the crowd this year but and the dosing prayer by Bishop AndrewJ. national March for Life has not yet responded, Gray said. In past a McDonald. The combined choirs of St. years, arrangements for presidential particb Augustine and St. Bartholomew parishes, pation have not been made until the day directed by Carol Blow, will provide music. By Nancy Frazier O'Brien before the march, 'she added. Special events at the Cathe- Cardinal Bernard F. Law of Boston was dral of St. Andrew preceding WASHINGTON (CNS) - Tens of thou- heduled to give the dosing prayer at the the March include: PmyerVigil sands of people from around the country rally, which Hill take place in the Mall at unI beginning at 9 PM Saturday are expected in Washington Jan. 22 for the Seventh St. before the march down Consti- Scie until 11:30 AM on Sunday; a March for Life, marking the 18th anniver- tution Avenue to the Capitol and the U.S. me. Rosary for Life beginning at sary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court. . tho 11:30 AM followed Mass for decision legalizing abortion, tics Life celebrated by BishopNellie J. G.ray, president of the March After the walk, march participants are around to the north end of the Capitol to the grassy area at the side of the Supreme Court Building. Speakers Hill include Diane Hale, Director of both the Cri- sis Pregnancy Resource Center and the Elizabeth Home in Hot McDonald. Following the for Life, declined to make a specific esti- _heduled to lobby their senators and rep" Dec March there will be a party, at. mate of the number of marchers, saying, resentatives on the abortion issue. At least a reli{ Slick Willy s for the CYO "Heaven only knows what Hill happen that dozen red roses are to be delivered to each the LIFE! groups and a Chili Supper day."' member of Congress that morning before ff~( sponsored by the Knights of The march has taken place over the years the marchers arrive. ~i~ Columbus at 6253 Camp in weather conditions ranging from a near " fenc Robinson Rd., North Little blizzard to spring-like temperatures. Gray As in.previous years, the March for Life axid Springs, and Amy Watson, a volunteer at St. Joseph's Helpers Crisis tact the Pregnancy Resource Center in Little Rock. 357. About Abortion Rock. For more information con- Respect Life Office, 664-0340, ext. * More than 25 million abortions have been performed in the U.S. since 1973, when the Supreme Court legalized abortion. This is more than 20 times the combined deaths in the C2M1 War, both World Wars and the Vietnam Conflict. * 1,600,000 abortions are performed annually in the US. Of these, some 8% are for reasons of rape, incest or mother's health. * By 1988, 43% of all abortions were repeat abortions. * For every live birth there are three abortions. * The US. surpass every Western nation in the number of abor- tions per 1,000 women of childbearing age. * Adolescents and teens account for 26% of abortions. The highest rate is among 18-19 year old women. * 45% of minors who obtain abortions do so without parental knowledge. * The abortion rate per 1,000 live births is more than 50 times greater than the rate of adoption. * There are at least four potential adoptive families for each avail- able child. * Public opinion polls consistently show that the majority of Ameri- cans would limit legal abortion to rape, incest and to protect the life of the mother. - provided by the National Czmference of Catholic Bishops estimated the crowd last year at 200,000, has purchased three hours of radio lime on imp but the U.S. Park Police put the number WOL, an AM station in Washington, to ( at about 75,000. allow all participants to hear the rally speak- shol Gray said the march's most importanters and to coordinate songs and chants Sciet feature is the "absolute persistence" of the during the march, Gray said. the participants, "no matter what the weather. An ovemight vigil, co-sponsored by the Voic ' " T ' t Pers 'I 1.6 MILLION ABORTIONS A YEAR CAN T BE RIGHT. con, o gish, Wunet~Lenmtvg:mallgth~s~leL~es:S"S~shgLdTY m a u tfcthenNp;n'alse esfb h ;pn'T Theme of the 1991 march, is "No Waf- Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, and the '-he t fling on the ~ife Principles. The prin- Archdiocese of Washington, will be held at goes dples state, in part, "the life of each human the shrine beginning at 7 PM. Jan. 21. F( being shall be preserved and protected from the biological beginning throughout the natural continuum of the human being's life by all available ordinary means and rea- sonable efforts." Pres. George Bush, who addressed the march last year via a radio-telephone Overnight, the vigil is heduled to in- la c( dude a National Rosary for Life and night Cons prayer followed by exposition of the Blessed loop] Sacrament, holy hours and morning prayer; agre( After the march, the ninth annual Rose Bi Dinner Hill be held at the Hyatt-Regency Wher Capitol Hill in Washington. quen birth Subtle Available for $1 from: Arkansas Catholic P. O. Box 7417 Little Rock 72217 CUSTOM DPRINTING i CO. ontintJou~ I I F .... I [ Programs | _-- _ ~ Letterheads PLANNED & I l PRODUCED ~Wedding I InvffabooS FOR YOUR NEEDS L " " J 375-7311 18th & Pike Avenue - NLR Matjoric Htmex~ r, C.R.S. Olin Wahrmund ML-mhtmt of St. Tl~mu's Parish Free Market Analysis 6624 Forbing Rd., LR 72209 (1/2 81k. west of Univ.Ave) 121 N. Court Carlisle. AR Harold Lewis, Pharmacist Pat Cook, Pharmacist 552 - 7837 JOE England, AR