Life Chain Opens Respect Life Month


Standing up for Life at the 24th Rockland Life Chain, at the corner of Route 59 and Middletown Road in Nanuet on Respect Life Sunday, Oct. 2

To the 2016 Life Chain participants,

Thank you to everyone who came to the Life Chain. I hope you realize what your presence meant.

May I ask you this?  How many of the thousands of people who drove past us last Sunday would have given a moment’s thought to the subject of abortion if we hadn’t been there?

Hardly anyone.  It’s certainly not something most people think about much. It was a Sunday afternoon. People were out shopping, listening to the game on the car radio, maybe.

And yet, for a few moments at least, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM saw something that compelled their attention — that crowd of kids on the corner, the graceful nuns in their blue and white garb, the line of men and women of all ages along the roadside.


And then, they read the signs we held:  Abortion Kills Children, All Lives Matter,  A Heart Is Beating at Twenty Days, Choose Life, Trust God.

And they responded. Some honked their horns in approval. Others smiled and waved or gave us the thumbs-up. Many probably wondered why this meant so much to us.  One or two yelled that we were wrong.  Others seemed to soberly consider what our signs had to say. Some probably cursed us silently.

But they all thought about it. Abortion, the killer of children.

We wish everyone would see that the way we do. But right now, that’s not the way it is. But as long as people stop to think and consider, we have a chance to change their minds — to stop the carnage.

And your being there last Sunday may have done just that. Perhaps you touched someone’s heart in a way you’ll never know of. Perhaps your presence chipped away the tiniest bit at the hopelessness that makes abortion seem the only way out. Or perhaps someone will begin to think, “you know, it’s just not right.”

It may only be a start, but all changes of heart have to start somewhere. You heard the call to stand up for the sacredness of life. God bless you for answering it. Please come again next year. You are needed so much.

Liz O’Brien, Chairperson, the Rockland Right to Life Committee

Below are some photos of your  from Respect Life Sunday. Click on a photo to enlarge it, and then you can scroll through the side show that appears. NOTE: There are four difference slide shows below. You have to enter each one separately to view all the pictures. Post this story on your Facebook page, send a link to to your friends. Pass the message on.

I — At Life Chain “headquarters” (northeast corner of Route 59 and Middletown Rd.) and Middletown Rd. (north).

II –Albertus Magnus High School ProLife Club

III — Along Route 59 (westbound)

IV — Along Route 59 (eastbound)