LINCOLN (SNR) - The 45th annual Nebraska Walk for Life will be Saturday, Jan. 26 starting at 10 a.m. on the north side of the State Capitol in Lincoln.
After a brief program with elected officials at the capitol, pink and blue balloons will be released in memory of the millions of unborn babies who have been aborted since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. Participants will then march seven blocks north to the indoor venue at the UNL Student Union at 14th and R streets. At the Union, pro-life information booths, baked goods and beverages will be available prior to the keynote speech by Catherine Adair.
Adair is a former employee of Planned Parenthood of New England in Boston. After performing every administrative task for Planned Parenthood, Adair was brought into helping with abortion procedures. She witnessed thousands of abortions. After seeing the aftermath of a second trimester abortion, Adair could no longer participate in the horror of what she was doing and left Planned Parenthood. She is now a married mother of five children and she is dedicated to telling the truth about abortion. She credits God with giving her the strength to share her story.
The Nebraska Walk for Life is the largest, longest-running First Amendment demonstration at the state capitol. It is sponsored by Nebraska Right to Life and was started in January 1974 in response to the 1973 U.S.Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The Nebraska Walk for Life is a legal, peaceful, family friendly event. Parking is available around the capitol and south of the capitol as well in downtown metered parking and parking garages.