Peaceful “stand” for life rally in Elmira

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FILE – In this Jan. 24, 2020, file photo, supporters cheer as President Donald Trump speaks during the annual “March for Life” rally on the National Mall, in Washington. Anti-abortion leaders across America were elated a year ago when Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to appear in person at their highest-profile annual event, the March for Life held every January. The mood is more sober now — a mix of disappointment over Trump’s defeat and hope that his legacy of judicial appointments will lead to future court victories limiting abortion rights. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM)- Normally, every January the Chemung Valley 4 Life group would take a bus to Washinton D.C. for the March for Life rally, but this year, because of the pandemic, the rally was canceled.

However, that is not stopping this group from supporting their cause locally. Today people gathered at Wisner park to show their support and get their message heard.

Chemung Valley 4 Life President, Stephen Spaulding says, “we’re doing all this to support the dignity of human life. The fact that abortion takes a human life, and I hope that people will learn the truth, change their mind and support life affirming decisions to problem pregnancies, unplanned pregnancies et cetera.”

The group stood outside for an hour on this cold weekend, holding signs and saying prayers.
They hope to empower women with meaningful information, supportive community, and practical material resources.

For more information on Chemung Valley 4 Life you click here.

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