Pro-life advocates in Fairbanks are organizing a peaceful counter rally in response to a Planned Parenthood pro-abortion gathering set for July 9.
The opposing events will take place at and around the Tanana Valley Fairgrounds. Planned Parenthood will host its pro-abortion event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fairgrounds. This will include interactive art, music and pro-abortion advocacy for all ages. The event was sparked in response to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court decision, which overturned Roe v. Wade and returned the abortion question back to each state to decide individually.
Although the court ruling doesn’t change Alaska’s practice of allowing abortion for any reason, it does open the door for states to roll back or ban abortions, and abortion advocates in Alaska are concerned the state may take action to enact pro-life policies and legislation in the future.
Interior Right to Life will gather just outside the fairgrounds – at College Road – from 10 a.m. to noon to affirm the dignity of both mothers and their unborn babies. The theme of the rally is “Love them Both.”
Area pro-life leaders issued a call to supporters, noting that the goal is to show the wider community that Fairbanks is not a pro-abortion community, but one that affirms human life at every stage.
“Let’s gather together in love and compassion for our town and neighbors and remind everyone we do support life!” the notice states.
Interior Right to Life is also recruiting advocates to run their pro-life booth during the Tanana Valley State Fair from July 29 to Aug. 7. They have about 40 slots to fill. Click here to sign up.