Friday, September 18, 2009

Peoria, Illinois Life Chain Press Release

For immediate release
Contact: Mike Miller, 309-248-7909
Peoria-area residents to form Life Chain Oct. 4

PEORIA -- The central Illinois portion of the National Life Chain will be linked from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4, on sidewalks along University Street, Northmoor Road and Allen Road. The Peoria chain will link the despair of the city's abortion clinic, National Health Care at 7405 N. University St., to the hope of Esther House, an in-house, long-term facility for women and women with children at 6847 N. Allen Road.

Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing for one hour, praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.

Similar events will take place at more than 1,400 locations across the United States and Canada.

Those taking part in the Peoria Life Chain, organized by Central Illinois Right to Life, should meet at the intersection of University and Northmoor starting around 2 p.m. Pro-life signs will be distributed. Parking will be available in the parking lots of St. Vincent de Paul Grade School and Richwoods High School. Water, lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome. The Life Chain will be formed rain or shine. Entire families and congregations are encouraged to take part.

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Call 691-3611 for more details on the Peoria Life Chain.

NOTE TO NEWS MEDIA: For advance interviews, you can contact the Rev. James McDonald at 387-2600 or the Rev. Mark Henninger at 676-8658. McDonald and Henninger, who are both Central Illinois Right to Life board members, also will be available for interviews on the day of the Life Chain.