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At the Ohio March for Life on Friday, “we will send a message that unfettered child killing is not welcome here,” according to Bryan Kemper, an Ohio resident and coordinator of street activism for Priests for Life. “We must establish protections for all Ohioans and all Americans, born and pre-born.”
Kemper will represent Priests for Life at the March for Life in Columbus, taking place just five days before early voting begins on a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would legalize abortion through nine months and repeal all laws protecting the unborn and their mothers.
Kemper said the march is the most important one he has attended.
“The fate of the country may hang in the balance,” he said. “Pro-abortion extremists are attempting to circumvent parents in their bid to make abortion part of the Ohio constitution.”
Christy Ballor, regional coordinator for Central Ohio for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, also will be at the march and will have a table at the event with Silent No More resources.
Mr. Kemper and Ms. Ballor are part of the overall effort that Priests for Life and its associated ministries, including Stand True and Silent No More, have brought together to urge a No vote on Issue 1. Priests for Life has also helped inspire and guide the collaboration of many national pro-life groups in this effort.
“Issue 1 in Ohio would exploit and harm underage girls,” Ms. Ballor said. “At the age of 16, I was one of those vulnerable young girls who fell victim to the abortion industry's lies and suffered in silence for decades.”
Priests for Life National Director Frank Pavone also commented on the importance of the Ohio March for Life.
“The timing of the March is perfect as voting begins Oct. 11,” Pavone said. “In my 30 years in national pro-life work I have always been impressed with the pro-life commitment of the people of Ohio, who have already voted to protect babies from early in pregnancy. We will see that commitment on full display this Friday.”