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Anti-abortion groups honor the unborn with prayer and exercise

Published: Sep. 12, 2020 at 9:19 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Anti-abortion groups across the country gathered on Saturday to pray for the unborn as a result from abortion procedures. The South Central Nebraska Right to Life partnered with the Hastings Life Runners to host a memorial for them at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

“It’s important to honor these children because they’re created by God, and it’s such an offense to our almighty father that we would kill his children," Organizer Connie Consbruck said. "He loves each one of us, and each one of them, they have a right to life.”

They started with a prayer for the unborn, and then Lieutenant Governor Mike Foley said a few words.

“I’ve been very involved with the pro-life cause for many, many years and I always try to attend pro-life events whenever I learn of them, Foley said. “So when I received an invitation I just jumped at the chance to accept the invitation to be here.”

People bowed in remembrance, listened silently to the speeches made by anti-abortion leaders, and then they released balloons into the air for the 60 million babies aborted since Roe V. Wade.

“Each person is unique and special, and we need to protect all our children from now on, from conception until natural death,” Consbruck said.

Nebraska has already banned one type of abortion procedure, and anti-abortion leaders believe this is a step in the right direction.

“We had a bill to make dismemberment abortion illegal, and of-course that is a very gruesome form of abortion," Sen. Dave Murman of District 38 said. "That is a good start to at-least make that type of abortion illegal, but we need to make all abortion illegal.”

Afterwards the Hastings Life Runners, who sprints once a month to raise awareness on anti-abortion beliefs, gathered the group to jog around the cemetery to pay their respects.

The group finished the memorial with a final prayer. They hope to continue this event honoring the unborn for many years to come.

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