Life Chains to spread across South Carolina on Oct. 5

SOUTH CAROLINA — Each year, Life Chains bring pro-life Americans together for one hour to pray for an end to abortion.

A national, ecumenical, prayerful witness against abortion, Life Chains will occur throughout the nation, rain or shine, on Oct. 5 as part of Respect Life Month. Everyone is welcome.

The first chain was built in 1987 by Please Let Me Live, Inc., in Yuba City, Calif.

At each event, posters that state: “Adoption: The Loving Option,”  “Abortion Kills Children,” “Jesus Forgives and Heals,” “Abortion Hurts Women,” and “Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation” are provided on arrival and  held up for passing motorists to see as witnesses pray.

Following is a partial listing of Life Chains planned for South Carolina:

AIKEN — East Pine Log Road at Bolton Court, between Powderhouse Road and Banks Mill Road, 2:15-3:30 p.m., Ken and Debra Baer, (803) 295-7897 or (803) 649-3886;
CHARLESTON — Savannah Highway, from Avondale Avenue to Harrison Road, 2:30–3:30 p.m., signs will be distributed, parking is available in the Blessed Sacrament Church parking lot, Clare Richter, (843) 766-2729;
COLUMBIA METRO — State Capitol, Assembly and Gervais streets, 2:30-3:30 p.m., also in front of the State House,  2-3 p.m., Teri Cahoon, tanettes;
CONWAY — Highway 501 at 16th Avenue, 2-3 p.m., Brenda Brown, (843) 234-0918;
FLORENCE — 3524 S. Irby St. (Highway 52), 3-4 p.m., Pastor Mike Vereen, (843) 662-6646 or Brenda Cooper, (843) 610-4583;
GEORGETOWN — Church and Frasier streets, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Danny Owens, (843) 527-7810;
GARDEN CITY — Highway 17 Business at Cypress Avenue, 2-3 p.m., Ellen DeKleva, (843) 651-1359;
GOOSE CREEK — 510 St. James Ave., 2:30-3:30 p.m., Yvonne Weatherby, (843) 572-9604. Immediately following the Life Chain, participants are invited to attend a picnic sponsored by the youth ministry program of Immaculate Conception Church. Call Annette Griebsch, (843) 554-7786;
GREENVILLE — Woodruff Road between I-85 and I-385, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Brian Franklin, (864) 787-3687;
MYRTLE BEACH — Kings Highway at 38th North, 2-3 p.m., John Kost, (843) 626-8684;
ROCK HILL — Cherry Road at Winthrop entrance, 3-4 p.m., Kristine Lenti, (803) 328-5810;
SPARTANBURG — Reidville Road at I-26, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Joe Rumler, (864) 461-7181;
SUMTER — Broad Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m., signs distributed at the mall; Bill Hentges, (803) 469-4120.
For more information
on how to participate, visit or call (530) 674-5068.