Statement as issued Wednesday by Allen County Right to Life:
FORT WAYNE, IND. – This Saturday, more than one thousand area citizens are expected to gather at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center for a noon rally with Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director of national Lutherans for Life, followed by the March for Life. The March for Life concludes at the E. Ross Adair Federal Building with post-abortion testimonies from the Silent No More Awareness Campaign.
This is the 39th annual Fort Wayne March for Life that marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973. An estimated 55 million unborn children have been victims of abortion since the Supreme Court decision, including more than 30,000 children in Allen County.
Event: Rally and 39th Annual March for Life
Who: More than one thousand area citizens are expected to participate in the rally and March for Life. The rally’s keynote speaker is Dr. James I. Lamb, Executive Director of national Lutherans for Life. Other participants include Cathie Humbarger, event organizer and Executive Director of Allen County Right to Life; clergy of Shepherds United; and representatives from "Silent No More," the awareness campaign for post-abortive women.
Where: Rally at University of Saint Francis (USF) Performing Arts Center (formerly the Scottish Rite) at 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne, Ind. The March for Life begins at the USF Performing Arts Center, and takes Ewing, Webster, Wayne and Calhoun streets and Douglas Avenue to conclude outside the E. Ross Adair Federal Building, located at 1300 South Harrison St., Fort Wayne, Ind.
When: The rally begins at 12:00 p.m. with the March for Life following. All events are expected to conclude by 2:00 p.m.