Local advocates travel for March for Life
By Mary Ann Stewart
Next Step Pregnancy Solutions
On Sept. 27 thousands of Pennsylvanians rallied at the front steps of the state capitol on the Pennsylvania House of Representatives first day back in session, to call on legislators to protect unborn children.
Rally speakers were followed by a march around the Capitol complex for the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life.
Their aim: to call on Pennsylvania's leaders to protect all innocent human life from conception until natural death. Many elected officials and others have said it was the largest rally they've ever seen in Harrisburg.
This was for the first-ever Pennsylvania March for Life.
"March for Life' is delighted to partner with Pennsylvania Family Institute on the historic first Pennsylvania March for Life," said Jeanne Mancini, President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. "Every human life should be valued and deserves legal protection, and that is our goal."
The Pennsylvania Family Institute provided transportation to the event free of charge for every county in the Commonwealth.
Next Step Pregnancy Solutions & Services at 140 Greenville Ave., Clarion, across from Clarion University, was selected to captain the bus for Clarion County.
Next Step gladly took on that task as they advocate for individuals and families in Clarion County and surrounding areas with free Christ-centered consultation services and educational programs related to unplanned pregnancy, healthy choices and personal wholeness reflecting values that uphold sexual integrity and the sanctity of life.
Two Next Step staff members and 19 others travelled to Harrisburg to be part of the March.
The Next Step group had an opportunity to meet with Sen. Doug Mastriano, Sen. Scott Hutchinson and Rep. Donna Oberlander during our visit.
All three, along with many other legislators, joined State Rep. Kathy Rapp, House Health Committee Chair and head of the House Pro-Life Caucus, on stage to be a voice for the voiceless -- to protect unborn babies and their moms targeted by the abortion industry in Pennsylvania.