Locals participate in annual Life Chain

On Sunday, dozens of people gathered near the corner of 95th Street and Mission Road to rally for life.


People lined the street holding signs to spread pro-life awareness. photo by Delaney Hupke

by Delaney Hupke, Writer

Several students participated in the Life Chain event on Oct. 1. Life Chain is a pro-life movement that invites people from all across the nation to stand in designated areas to pray and rally for life. This occurs on the first Sunday of October each year.

Christy Staker, mother of junior, Gabby Staker, worked with the Respect Life Committee from Cure of Ars to plan this event. After last year’s Life Chain, they decided they wanted to get more families and children to participate.

“We were looking around and noticing that we wanted to have more families and more students,” Staker said, “and  maybe it would be a great idea to have posters like the kids can make homemade posters.”

Just as she had hoped, the turnout was far greater than in previous years which made it easier to get the pro-life message across.

“The greater presence was that we wanted to be able to give a better message to everyone,” Staker said.