NEW JERSEY, NJ — One-hundred and 144 miles. That is the distance a dedicated group of New Jerseyans will march from Cherry Hill to Washington, D.C. this weekend for the rights of the unborn.
The march, which will held Saturday through Monday, is being organized by LEARN Northeast, a Montclair-based nonprofit that fights for the rights of unborn babies and speaks out against abortion in the United States, especially in the African-American community.
“Pro-life activism portrays the passion of the pro-life movement and educates the public on the truth about abortion,” said Rev. Clenard H. Childress Jr., the march’s organizer with LEARN Northeast and a pro-life activist.
The march is happening during LEARN’s 40 Days of Life from Sept. 25 to Nov. 4. Donations to LEARN will be matched by The Alliance Group.
The march will begin at The Cherry Hill Women’s Center, a clinic that has been providing first- and second-trimester abortions for nearly 40 years. It is the only abortion clinic that provides abortions up to 25 weeks of pregnancy.
“New Jersey residents have to be aware of the horror that occurs at this location,” Childress said. “This is what LEARN Northeast primarily does. Training the younger generation to be engaged in activism is essential and, the more we are visible, the more the public is educated, and legislators recognize the trend in America. We need to visibly show our support for President Trump’s Pro-Life agenda.”
LEARN is the second large-scale anti-abortion effort working in the New York-New Jersey area. Love Life launched in New York City recently what is perhaps the biggest antiabortion campaign the city of 8.1 million people has ever seen.
“Abortion is the leading cause of death in the United States,” Love Life’s founder Justin Reeder said. “More death is happening through abortion than because of cancer. I had my own personal conviction about it, and the Lord began working on my heart.”
By Daniel Hubbard, editor