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Protest staged against abortions

This January 25, 2005 article by the Connecticut Post covered the Christians with OSA-CT in their Mourning of Remembrance also as you will read quotes by Marilyn Carroll and others remembering the infamous Roe vs. Wade decision that has and continues to cost all in our nation so much. In this article you will a Christian response to those decrying six puppies cruel killing while ignoring the murder of preborn children.


Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Protest staged against abortions

By MICHAEL P. MAYKO mmayko@ctpost.com

BRIDGEPORT — Reciting the rosary and decrying media attention paid recently to injured animals, about three dozen people demonstrated against abortion at the federal courthouse Monday.

The vigil followed a weekend demonstration led by Stanley Scott, a 79-year-old Roman Catholic from Fairfield.

"We were out in the snow for about two hours Saturday," Scott said. "That was the anniversary of the day the U.S. Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade," which legalized abortion.

Susan Monks of Trumbull hastily arranged Monday's demonstration after the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport canceled a bus excursion that would have taken Fairfield County Catholics to the annual March on Washington, D.C.

"Only one of our buses, carrying students from Trinity Catholic [High School] in Stamford, made the trip," said Joseph McAleer, a spokesman for the diocese.

Mary Wolpiuk of Trumbull was among those planning to attend the national march. Instead, she and her three children, Emily, 11, Stanley, 9, and Abigail, 6, marched outside the Bridgeport courthouse.

Lynn Frederick-Hawley, executive director of the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro Choice Connecticut, could not be reached for comment Monday for reaction to the demonstrations.

The Rev. Gerardo Zendejas of Christ the King Church in Ridgefield led the marchers, among them many home-schooled children.

"We worry about saving animals, yet every day we are killing innocent babies," said Kristin Dolan, 18, of Oxford, a home-schooled high school senior who marched with her sister, Stacy, 24. "It's disgusting how anyone, especially a mother, could kill an innocent child."

Marilyn Carroll of Milford, a member of Operation Save America Connecticut, agreed that more attention is devoted to abused animals than to aborted children.

"This week in Bridgeport alone about 21 innocent children were brutally murdered on Main Street [the location of the Summit Women's Clinic]. Did they receive front-page coverage? Have we become so accustomed to legalized child killing that it doesn't bother us any more?" she said in an e-mail.

Most of the region's news organizations, including the Connecticut Post, devoted prominent coverage Thursday to an 20 incident in Seymour in which a man cut six puppies' throats. One survived.

"We have to show that abortion is a horrible thing," said Margaret Watkins, 14, of Oxford, who was marching Monday with Elizabeth D'Amico, 9, also of Oxford, and Lydia Monks, 13, of Trumbull.

"We live in a great country, yet we allow a horrible thing like abortion to happen," Watkins said.

Monks said Monday's demonstration was an effort to make a statement to legislators and judges.

Her mother, Susan Monks, believes times have changed and the will of the people is to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"We're hoping the lawyers who come in and out of here look at us," she said. "Our president is pro-life and we have seen the rate of abortions decreasing. Hopefully something will happen with this administration."

Michael P. Mayko, who covers legal issues, can be reached at 330-6286.

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