Pro-Life Activists of New Jersey to Rally at State Capitol Today with Prayerful Procession

"Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right To Life, has a dramatic lineup of speakers at the rally before the walk."

MONTCLAIR, N.J., Jan. 21, 2021 /Christian Newswire/ — Pro-life activists from throughout New Jersey will gather in front of the State House Annex Friday, January 22, for an 11:00 a.m. peaceful rally, followed by a prayer walk past Planned Parenthood.

January 22 marks the 48th anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision. The New Jersey Right To Life organization has held rallies at the state house capitol for the past 20 years.

This year’s rally will, for the first time, include a prayer walk past Planned Parenthood in Trenton. Planned Parenthood is the leading abortion provider in America, where more than 62 million babies have been killed by abortion. Over 21 million of those babies were African American.

A state-wide collaboration of pro-life groups known as “Working Together for New Jersey” is supporting New Jersey Right To Life in its mission and will be participating in the rally as well as the walk.

This collaboration of organizations birthed “Walk For Life New Jersey,” which will be an annual event in support of New Jersey Right To Life’s annual rally.

The partnership of pro-life groups has raised the public’s awareness of draconian legislation such as the “Reproductive Freedom Act” (S-3030), pending before the NJ legislature. This bill would lower health standards for women seeking abortion by no longer requiring licensed physicians to perform the procedure. The bill would also permit children who have survived an abortion to be terminated outside of the womb.

The members and supporters of the coalition have been also petitioning legislators to instead pass legislation (S-429/A-2228) that would prevent abortions past 20 weeks, when babies can feel pain. Currently there are no restrictions on abortion throughout all 9 months of pregnancy in New Jersey.

Marie Tasy, executive director of New Jersey Right To Life, has a dramatic lineup of speakers at the rally before the walk. They will include Father John Ginty of Holy Family of Nutley; NJ Senator Mike Doherty and Assemblymen Erik Peterson, John DiMaio, and Ron Dancer. Melisa Diaz, treasurer of GiGi’s Playhouse will tell her personal story. 

Other speakers will include Roberta Ryniak, president of New Jersey Right To Life; Rabbi Noson S. Leiter, executive director of Help Rescue Our Children; Megyn MacMullen of Democrats For Life at Rutgers University, and Steve Richardson, Culture of Life Programs Director for NJ Knights of Columbus.

Teresa Martinez of Hispanics For Life will speak, as will Marianna Jodiece of Madres, Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr. of BlackGenocide.org, Greg Quinlan of The Center for Garden State Families, Grace Rykacewski of Students For Life at Ryder University, Shawn Highland of Family Policy Alliance of NJ and a representative from NJ Congressman Chris Smith’s office.

The rally and Walk for Life will begin at 11 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22) in front of the NJ State House Annex, 145 West State St., Trenton.


PHOTO CREDIT: Ondřej Vaněček



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