Interim Special

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. – More than 200 pro-life supporters from southern Ontario and western New York state took part in the annual Mother’s Day Walk for Life May 11 at the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls.

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the popular pro-life event.

Walkers converged at the center of the bridge for official ceremonies, which included dropping red roses into the Niagara Gorge. The roses were symbolic of Canadian and U.S. youth born since the advent of unrestricted abortion in both countries.

The event also including the reading of a right to life appeal addressed to the United Nations, and to Canadian and U.S. governments.

Canadian director James McManany and his U.S. counterpart Raphael Waters read the following statement at the event:

“The red roses, symbolizing the spilling of innocent blood, will be dropped in memory of millions in our countries who have lost their lives through abortion.

This appalling slaughter is in stark contrast to the sentiments of love between parent and child, which we celebrate uniquely on Mother’s Day.

“Our walk is meant to show the determination of the pro-life forces, Canadian and American, that the social forces associated with abortion, can and must be solved without resort to killing the innocent.”