Life Chain protests set for Oct. 1

Life Chain, the annual silent abortion protest along roadsides, will be held Oct. 1 around the state. The peaceful and public witness takes place for 60 minutes or more and participants hold provided signs and pray for the nation to end abortion.

Life Chains with alternate dates are noted.

AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason High­way) at 183 Old Wagner Road (Christ’s Way Christian Church), 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Rhonda Terry, 803-643-1834; and Debra Baer, 803-295-7897

BEAUFORT—Ribaut Road at Boundary Street, Oct. 29 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; The­resa Pulliam, 843-812-3336

CHARLESTON—Savannah Highway at Moore Drive, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Clare and Bill Richter, 843-766-2729

COLUMBIA—Forest Drive at Beltline Bou­levard, 2-3 p.m.; the Rev. Paul Sterne, 803-465-0201

CONWAY—S.C. Highway 501 at 16th Avenue, 2-3 p.m.; Brenda Brown, 843-907-7604

GAFFNEY—Floyd Baker Boulevard at Wal­ton Drive, 2:30- 3:30 p.m.; Anna Daniel, 864-425-1332

GARDEN CITY—Highway 17 Business at Cypress Avenue, 2- 3 p.m.; Karen Davis, 843-668-4877

GEORGETOWN—Church Street (S.C. High­way 17) at Frasier Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Danny Owens, 843-527-7810

GOOSE CREEK—510 St. James Avenue, 2:30- 3:30 p.m.; Annette Griebsch, 843-554-7786

GREENVILLE—Woodruff Road between I-85 and I-385, 2:30- 3:30 p.m.; Gary Hall, 864- 367-4635; and Pastor Mahlon Helmuth, 864-845-6880

GREENWOOD—Montague Avenue near the rental car lot, 2-3 p.m.; Andrew Kinard, 864-941-7243

HARTSVILLE—North Fifth Street at Home Avenue, 1-2 p.m.; Patrick Farrell, 203- 751-1047

IRMO—St. Andrews Road at Lake Mur­ray Boulevard, 2-3:30 p.m.; Deb Marks, 803-920-4933

LEXINGTON—2350 Augusta Highway in front of Corpus Christi Church, 2-3 p.m.; Dan Goering, 803-808-2225

LONGS—1569 S.C. Highway 9 East, 4:15- 5:30 p.m.; Ashley Bates, 843-222-9065

MCCORMICK—S.C. Highway 28 at S.C. Highway 378, 2-3 p.m.; Donna Smith, 864-391-4420

MYRTLE BEACH—Kings Highway at 38th N., 2-3 p.m.; John Kost, 843-626-8684

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Highway 17 at Eighth Avenue N., 2-3 p.m.; Andrew Woitko, 302-981-1528

ROCK HILL—Cherry Road and Charlotte Avenue, 2:30-3:30 p.m., assemble at 2 p.m.; Christy Brown, 803-554-6088 or

SENECA—170 Bountyland Road, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Audrey Vuknic, 864-888-4034

SPARTANBURG—1700 John B. White Sr. Boulevard at West Side Baptist Church, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Carolina Pregnancy Center, 864-641-4523

SUMMERVILLE—Main Street between Richardson and Doty Avenues, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Barbara Weigand, 330-541-1606

SUMTER—Broad Street between N. Sa­lem Street and Alice Drive, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Hugh Wilson, 803-481-7972

For more information about Life Chains in South Carolina, call Deb Marks, state director, at 803-920-4933 or visit Please check local listings to confirm time and date.

Photo, Keith Jacobs/Miscellany: The pro-life movement will stand in Life Chains across the country in silent protest of abortion on Oct. 1 to begin Respect Life Month. This photo is from a 2016 demonstration.