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Archbishop Gregory Aymond was among the speakers Oct. 13 at the Louisiana Right to Life “Peace for the East” prayer rally in New Orleans East held near Deanz Health Care for Women, whose owner has filed with the state to be licensed to perform abortions. “What brings us together today is that we value human life,” Archbishop Aymond said. People ask him what’s the big deal about abortion? “In the womb, God not only gave us human life, but he breathed his life into us. You and I, even in the womb, were made in the image and the likeness of God. Therefore, we are different from animals. … Even in the womb, God began to dwell in you and me. … Every day of our lives, God dwells in us, loves us and speaks to us. We believe that only God can give life and only God can take away life – and no one else.
During that time between birth and death, it is up to you and me to respect life and truly be a voice for life.” Representatives from Louisiana Black Advocates for Life, Upperroom Bible Church, Household of Faith International, Gideon Christian Fellowship, St. David Catholic Church and Resurrection of Our Lord’s Respect for Life Committee also spoke.
Catholic church parishes will have an “Adopt-A-Day” Oct. 23 (during the 40 Days for Life) at the same site, 5427 Crowder Blvd. in New Orleans East, to pray the rosary from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The event ended with the singing of “We Shall Overcome” and a lunch at a nearby site.