Abortion foes begin 40-day vigil in Santa Cruz
SANTA CRUZ -- About 50 people stood in the parking lot at Cedar and Cathcart streets Tuesday with signs that read "Men regret lost fatherhood" and "Pray to end abortion."
They prayed aloud and sang spiritual songs to voice opposition to abortion.
The vigil, which drew people from several area churches, was the kickoff of to a national anti-abortion campaign called 40 Days for Life.
"We are here to pray for an end to abortion," Moss Landing resident Celia Meehan said. "We're concerned about how many, many women have abortions because they think that will solve their problems."
The campaign -- based in Fredericksburg, Va. and taking place in 237 cities across the country -- is centered on prayer, fasting, vigil and community outreach to draw attention "to the evil of abortion" and offer women alternatives.
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1) It's always irritating when people like this group want to take away that choice from women. STOP IT! They don't want one or need one? Don't get one.
2) If abortion becomes illegal and the number of children at orphanages and the foster care system increases, will the same proponents push for a law that anyone financially, emotionally, and mentally capable be able to adopt or make it easier for such persons to adopt, same-sex couples and single homosexuals included?
3) Someone asked a good question: "If abortion was illegal, what should be done with the women who have illegal abortions?" Hypothetically, for those women who decided to have an abortion, would they be exempt from the punishment because they did it before the law was passed? Have you also heard of any logical responses to this question? If the embed doesn't work, Youtube link's here.
Edit: 40 Days for Choice, the counter-effort. Thanks, phrenolepsy!