Abortion foes came out by the thousands to Colorado’s Capitol this weekend


Young boys and girls rolled down the grassy slope on the west side of the Capitol Saturday afternoon as roughly 3,000 abortion foes from across Colorado came together to march around Civic Center park for the Celebrate Life Rally and March.

The march is a peaceful demonstration held in remembrance of the Roe v. Wade decision on Jan. 22, 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized abortion nationwide. The march is traditionally held as close to the 22nd as possible, but a permit was unavailable for next Saturday.

“Today we’re just celebrating the value, worth and dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death,” said Lynn Grandon, Respect Life Office program director at Catholic Charities of Denver. “To remind Coloradans that they all have value and worth and that there’s a reason they are here at this time in human history: to make a difference.”

Musical guest Matt Miller provided Christian music as attendees sang along. “Amen”s were repeated after each speaker proclaimed their stance.

“We value all life,” marcher Julia Eyser said. “We hope to be a voice to the government and to the entire nation. We would like the laws to reflect the respect for life.”

The mood was lively as marchers of all ages and backgrounds gripped signs that adorned the Colorado flag with the word “life” printed in yellow. “Pro life for the whole life,” “Killing a baby will not make you forget that it once lived,” “Children are a gift from God,” and “Pray to end abortion,” also appeared on signs.

“I’m here to support life from womb to tomb,” said Candice Brown. “I care for women throughout their life.”

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Abortion foes across the country participate in marches and at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., to be held Jan. 19.

“My faith leads me to believe that all life is important, even if you don’t believe in God,” Christopher Appel said.

Appel also said that he believes men have a place in the matter because it’s not a one gender issue, but a cultural issue. “A fetus is life, I support that,” he said.

Long-time attendees said the turnout was not as large as usual but Grandon was incredibly pleased with the numbers. She watched in awe from the top of the steps as marchers made their way around Civic Center park promptly at 2 p.m.

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