Alaskans in communities around the state will peacefully gather to hold signs and pray for an end to abortion on Jan. 22. That day marks the 48th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized the killing of unborn babies across the nation.
Since 1973, more than 60 million babies have lost their lives through abortion in the United States, making it the number one cause of death in the nation. While abortion rates have declined in recent years, there are still roughly 600,000 babies aborted each year in the U.S. Alaska began reporting its abortion numbers in 2003. In 17 years the state has recorded more than 28,000 abortions.
The following pro-life events are open to the public.
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JUNEAU RALLY FOR LIFE
The annual pro-life gathering at the steps of the Alaska Capitol Building will occur on Friday, Jan. 22, from noon to 1 p.m. The event typically includes pro-life lawmakers in Juneau joining other members from the community. The event will include public prayers, speeches and information on how to support pro-life efforts in the coming year. Click here for more information.
PRO-LIFE SIGN WAVING OUTSIDE ANCHORAGE PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Anchorage pro-life advocates will gather outside the Planned Parenthood abortion facility at 4001 Lake Otis Pkwy on Friday, Jan. 22, beginning at noon. Everyone is welcome to join this peaceful stand for life. Signs are encouraged.
PRO-LIFE SIGN WAVING IN FAIRBANKS
Right to Life – Interior Alaska will hold its annual event marking Roe v. Wade on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Cushman & Barnette Bridges in Fairbanks. The Immaculate Conception Church will be available for warming up with masks and social distancing encouraged in the church.
The day will include two separate events. The first runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and the second goes from 5-6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring signs. A notice for the event states that the goal is to “let Fairbanks know that the murder of the innocen is not acceptable.” The events will take place regardless of weather conditions. For more information, click here.
SOLDOTNA PRO-LIFE RALLY OUTSIDE PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Pro-life advocates on the Kenai Peninsula will gather on Friday, Jan. 22, from 1-3 p.m. outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Soldotna. Participants are encouraged to bring signs. The event will include prayers for the end to abortion. The Soldotna Planned Parenthood clinic is located at 130 E Redoubt Ave, Soldotna, AK 99669.
STREET CORNER PRO-LIFE PRAYER IN FAIRBANKS
For roughly 40 years Bible Baptist Church has organized this city-wide prayer effort which looks to station pro-lifers on busy street corners throughout Fairbanks. Participants are invited to bring signs to various locations of their choosing and pray from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22. Click here for more information.
ROSARY FOR LIFE IN PALMER ON JAN. 30
The Palmer Knights of Columbus invite any members of the community to join them in praying a Rosary for Life on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Palmer Downtown Pavilion across from the Visitor Center. The event begins at 11 a.m. The group will be praying for an end to abortion and “the conversion of hearts to recognize the dignity of life at all stages.” For more information, call David Maggio at 707-5757.