WOODHAVEN, Mich. (ChurchMilitant.com) - On Sunday, October 2, 29 years after Life Chain began, people turned out in force once again to protest the killing of the unborn and to honor those who have been murdered.
One of the locations where people gathered was along the streets of Woodhaven, Michigan in metro Detroit. Church Militant was on the scene to show our support and interview other pro-lifers.
About 60 people turned out Sunday and stood holding signs reading: "Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation," "Abortion Hurts Women," "Pray for an End to Abortion," "Adoption: The Loving Option" and more. Some held their signs in silence to honor the unborn, while others prayed.
As people were passing by witnessing the event some shouted their support, a handful hurled insults, while others stopped out of curiosity to ask questions and to learn more.
One 20-year-old named Joshua drove by and decided to stop and ask questions. "I stopped mainly because the sign said that it [abortion] hurts women," he told Church Militant.
After explaining to him the harmful psychological effects of abortion on women, Joshua remained talking for approximately 20 more minutes, admitting he had learned things he'd never known before.
Life Chain is an annual gathering on the first Sunday of October where pro-lifers across the United States and Canada line the streets showing their support for life and for an end to abortion.