A letter to the editor of the Roanoke Times:
The Times failed again to report '40 Days For Life'The Times routinely reports on local protests that draw tiny crowds (I remember one that had a turnout of seven) - if the protesters are pushing that which the Times supports. But let a hundred people show up at an anti-abortion rally and ... not a word.
In the words of President Ronald Reagan, "There you go again." The Roanoke Times missed another opportunity to report on 40 Days For Life.
On March 7, about 100 people peacefully assembled on the public right of way in front of Planned Parenthood in Roanoke for a midpoint rally in our "40 Day" campaign to pray for an end to abortion in the Roanoke Valley.
One young lady recounted the story of her abortion many years ago at Roanoke Planned Parenthood. After her tearful testimony, she sang a haunting song she composed to her daughter, telling her she was sorry for never "standing behind her and swinging her to the sky" or giving her the chance "to eat butterscotch pie."
Another post-abortive woman spoke of the years of pain after her abortion, as her hands holding her notes shook with emotion.
Tears for these women and their children were freely shed as participants prayed for an end to abortion and for the conversion of abortion providers. Other participants told of the joy they receive as adoptive or foster parents.
When will this story finally be told? What are you afraid of? [link]
I wonder why that is.
* Punctuation adjusted for clarity.