Right to Life’s cruise dedicated to families
August 17, 2015 - Picnic Time
Hot dogs and lemonade served adult by internal possibilities for U.S. Congress were partial of an Allen County Right to Life cruise Sunday, billed as a initial ever.
“We are celebrating all a children of those who disciple for life in Allen County,” pronounced Cathie Humbarger, a executive executive for Allen County Right to Life Committee. She estimated about 400 families attended Sunday’s picnic.
Children threw drifting disks, had their faces painted, petted plantation animals and ran around a family-style cruise during Headwaters Park West. Singers from Concordia High School sang songs like “America a Beautiful” and “The Battle Hymn of a Republic.” And there was an out-of-date cake walk.
The picnic, that cost $25 per family, and a tumble fundraising eventuality will reinstate a group’s annual banquet, a some-more grave affair.
The Right to Life classification is partial of a inhabitant network of anti-abortion chapters and has about 2,000 members, Humbarger said. The mailing list has about 10,000 names, she added.
“We wanted to have something that was family-friendly and affordable,” pronounced Peter Scaer, a New Testament highbrow during Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, who is a organization’s house president.
If family fun was on a menu, so was speak of a Planned Parenthood videos that recently flush nationally, allegedly display Planned Parenthood employees offered fetal physique parts.
Despite accusations that a videos were edited and doctored, Scaer and Humbarger, among others, pronounced they unprotected practices that wandering from a law, such as a ordering of physique tools of aborted fetuses.
“There were 6 (videos) so distant and there are some-more to come, some-more horrific,” Humbarger said.
“People can see that termination is not something to be dark behind euphemisms anymore,” Scaer said.
The Indiana State Department of Health has privileged Indiana’s 3 Planned Parenthood termination clinics of any indiscretion associated to a inhabitant debate over fetal remains. Attempts to reach Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky for criticism on Sunday were not successful.
Humbarger, who is now operative half her time for a Indiana Right to Life organization, pronounced abortions are on a arise this year for women who can't get them in Allen County and go elsewhere to obtain them. “There were no abortions in Allen County,” she said.
Dr. Ulrich Klopfer achieved abortions in Fort Wayne for years though mislaid that right during a commencement of 2014 after his backup alloy severed ties with him.
Allen County law requires that doctors who use in though don’t live in a county have a attribute with a internal alloy who can legally use in Allen County.
Also vocalization during a eventuality was a Rev. David Mary Engo, higher from a Franciscan Brothers Minor sequence in Fort Wayne.
“We wanted to get a membership together and suffer any other’s friendship,” Engo said.
The entertainment captivated families and utterly a few Republican officeholders and candidates. The 3 Republicans opposed for U. S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman’s 3rd Congressional District chair – state Sens. Liz Brown and Jim Banks and Pam Galloway – were there as was City Councilman Mitch Harper, Republican claimant for Fort Wayne mayor.
Betty and Al Olry, members of a St. Therese Catholic Church in Waynedale, were there for a cause.
“We’re only really pro-life, and a tenure ‘abortion’ is wrong, it’s pro-death,” Al Olry said.
Betty Olry pronounced she had participated in a pro-life Mar during slightest twice. “I urge that one day” termination will end, she said.