Stand for Life/Protest against Abortion conducts silent protest

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More than 40 people gathered to
More than 40 people gathered to "Stand for Life/Protest against Abortion" on Oct. 24 along Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road in Peachtree City. Photo/Submitted.

Most protests today come with fanfare, noise and speeches. A different kind of protest was held Oct. 24 in Peachtree City, where 40 people gathered in silence to “Stand for Life/Protest against Abortion.”

The group gathered along Ga. Highway 54 at Walt Banks Road, adjacent to the property of Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Most stood on the roadway, holding signs that called for an end to abortion and a preference to adopt instead.

There was another sign, one positioned above the stone retaining wall just off the intersection. On the sign was an infant and the words. “Take my hand, not my life.”

Stand for Life is a nationwide effort that is part of the Respect for Life Ministry. The Oct. 24 protest was associated with Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

Organizers said the “Stand for Life” gathering is usually held on the second weekend in October. This year it had to be cancelled due to the threat of significant thunder storms from the hurricane, and was postponed until Oct. 24.