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Come to the Northern Virginia IS Pro-Life Rally on October 23 from 2-4pm!

posted Oct 13, 2010, 5:18 AM by Brian Mazanec

The NOVA (Northern Virginia) Project is calling on pro-life leaders and citizens of conscience across the Northern Virginia area and statewide to join in a united outcry for the unborn and the defenseless on October 23 from 2-4 pm at the Government Center Ellipse in Fairfax, Virginia. The Northern Virginia IS Pro-Life (NVIP) Rally will bring together Virginia's large number of pro-life leaders and volunteers, strengthen our bonds and unity, and encourage our representatives in government to end abortion in our state, which steals the lives of 30,000 Virginians every year.

Confirmed leaders who will speak include:

Elizabeth Farah - Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer,
Erik Whittington, Rock for Life
Dean Nelson, Director, Network of Politically Active Christians
Peter Shinn, President, Pro-Life Unity
Pastor Joseph Ellison, Vice President, Virginia Christian Alliance
Olivia Gans, President Virginia Society for Human Life
Kristan Hawkins Students for Life
Andrea Pearson, Silent No More

Saturday, October 23, Pro-life and Christian leaders and citizens of conscience will gather to proclaim the fact that support for Life is strong and growing in an area long assumed to be indifferent, if not hostile to the Sanctity of Life. Recently, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion which gives the state Board of Health the ability to write new regulations that would require abortion facilities to be subject to the same health standards as hospitals. Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has made his commitment to Life clear, and stands with us.

As we go into election day this November, let us stand up and be counted for Life, encouraging more and more of our elected leaders to join us. Peter Shinn, president of Pro-Life Unity stated "Everyone of good conscience must become an activist. 'Pro-life' isn't a word, it's an action." He added "It is the dawn of a new day for innocent life in Virginia."

We are also issuing a call to our pastors and churches to be "Silent No More" in the defense of innocent life.

Please join the rally to show your opposition to abortion on demand along with the many pro-life groups and individuals who will be coming to the event on October 23.