PROVIDENCE — All across the Ocean State, the U.S. and Canada, thousands lined the streets and sidewalks to stand up for all human life at the annual Life Chain event on October 4. In a peaceful public witness, kicking off Respect Life Month, pro-life individuals created a visual statement of solidarity and prayer for the unborn and recognition that human life must be protected from the moment of conception until natural death.
For one hour, individuals came together at different locations throughout Rhode Island, forming the Life Chain to pray for an end to abortion. The National Life Chain Sunday began in 1987 in California with more than 2,000 participants.
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin visited the Life Chain at St. Martha Church in East Providence to show his support and pray for the unborn, women and families all affected by abortion.
“Through our efforts and God’s grace, may we end the terrible scourge of abortion in our land. Abortion kills innocent children and exploits vulnerable women,” the bishop said in a Tweet following the event.
For more information on upcoming events hosted by the diocesan Office of Life and Family, please contact Lisa Cooley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 278-2518.