On Jan. 20, the LIFE Center held their annual Rally for Life commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe vs. Wade.
75 people joined the LIFE Center’s staff and board members for their program at the Wabash Middle School auditorium where Dave Koontz from North Central Indiana Right to Life was their guest speaker, followed by their annual walk to Falls Cemetery where they gathered at the memorial for a prayer led by Erin Huiras from Liberty Mills Church of the Brethren.
Sometimes they are asked why in the world they would schedule a walk in the middle of winter. The date wasn’t up to them; it was schedule 40 years ago when the US Supreme Court ruled that any woman could have an abortion on demand. Resulting from this ruling, 3,500 legal abortions are done in the United States every day.
The LIFE Center hosts their Rally for Life in January to remember each and every baby that has been lost to abortion because of the Roe vs. Wade ruling. Their memorial stone that is in Falls Cemetery is also a memorial to those children that have been lost to miscarriages, SIDs and other childhood deaths.
The LIFE Center is located at 78 West Hill Street. They are now open on Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Free pregnancy tests are given during those hours without appointment. Ultra sounds may be performed at or after seven weeks as long as there is a positive pregnancy test and the nurse manager approves it.
Baby items such as diapers, wipes, clothes from newborn to 4T, formula and baby food are also available.
Donations of clothes, prenatal vitamins and wipes are always welcomed.