Life chains are a quiet success in South Carolina

People who were willing to take a public stand for life participated in the 30th annual Life Chain held Oct. 1. The prayerful and silent abortion protest takes place across the nation every year.

Top photo, Miscellany/Keith Jacobs: Life Chain participants hold signs in Spanish (abortion kills children) at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in North Myrtle Beach.

Miscellany/Keith Jacobs: A young boy demonstrates his love for life at a Life Chain event in the Pee Dee Deanery.


Miscellany/Keith Jacobs: Sheila Goetowski is accompanied by her dog , Conan, at the hour-long vigil in front of St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach.


Miscellany/Chip Lupo: Participants lined up on both sides of Augusta Highway in front of Corpus Christi Church in Lexington as 56 parishioners attended the Life Chain on Oct. 1.


Provided: Youth from Immaculate Conception Church in Goose Creek joined the vigil, which included over 90 people standing along the road.


Miscellany/Terry Cregar: Peyton Goodman holds a sign as he stands on the sidewalk along John B. White Sr. Blvd. in Spartanburg on Oct. 1. More than 200 people participated during the annual Life Chain. Peyton stood with his parents, Leo and Trina Goodman, who also held signs during the hour-long protest.