Pro-abortion demonstrators in Alaska were met by peaceful pro-life advocates on Oct. 2, a day when abortion activists marched on cities around the nation demanding the right to continue killing unborn babies.

Pro-life advocates gather with signs in downtown Palmer to counter a pro-abortion march on Oct. 2.

In Fairbanks, a large group of pro-lifers met pro-abortion activists at the University of Alaska campus parking lot with signs that read, “Pray to end abortion” and “love them both. The stated goal of the counter protest was to outnumber the abortion marchers and offer “proof that that #prolifegeneration is WINNING and we will continue to fight for life until abortion becomes unthinkable again!”

In Palmer, five young pro-life advocates gathered on short notice to stand outside city hall while a group of 20 abortion activists marched up and down the street, flipping off the pro-lifers and cussing them out as they walked past.

Pro-abortion activists march through downtown Palmer on Oct. 2.

“When I heard that they were doing a women’s march, I wanted to be here to stand up for the unborn – to stand up for the rights of the unborn baby and the unborn woman,” Palmer area resident Anna Ford said. “With something like this, when they are intentionally attacking innocent babies, we need to be here to stand up for the speechless.”

Fellow counter protester, Rebecca Marsan agreed. Holding a sign that read, “I’m so glad my mom chose life,” the young pro-lifer said this was her first counter demonstration.

“My hope is just to stand up for the unborn and the innocent and to be here,” she said. “The babies who are going to grow up to be our future generation, that’s who we are fighting for. It is not these women’s choices to decide if their baby is going to live or not.”

The local demonstrations and counter protests played out across the nation with pro-life groups mobilizing to defend the rights of the unborn. In several instances throughout the country, pro-abortion marchers assaulted peaceful pro-life advocates, pushing them and destroying their signs.

As in Alaska, many of the abortion marches were organized by Planned Parenthood or other entities that profit from killing the unborn. In total 11 pro-abortion marches were scheduled over the past weekend. The one in Juneau was rescheduled to Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.

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Pro-life Alaskans crash pro-abortion marches to defend unborn babies

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.