SALISBURY — Calling the rally a “prayerful thanksgiving” for the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, a dozen members of the Rowan County Pro Life Commission gathered outside the Rowan County government offices on West Innes Street to express their gratitude Saturday morning.
Holding signs ranging from ‘Adoption: The Loving Option’ to ‘Roe v Wade Over, Thank You Supreme Court’ and ‘Save the Babies’, those in attendance were grateful the Supreme Court had taken what they thought was the right decision.
“With today’s technology, we know that once in the womb, it’s a baby, it’s a life, and no one has the right to take that life,” said Barbara Franklin , spokesperson for the group.
She stressed that although all churches are represented in their group, it is not a denominational issue, but “a human rights issue”.
Franklin said after a protest against the court’s conclusion last week at the same location, band members felt the need to do something to show their support.
“This is a perfect time to thank the Supreme Court of the United States for overturning Roe v. Wade,” she said in a statement, “as we celebrate Independence Day, freedom and the right to life. A woman should have control over her body; the problem is that the baby is no longer her body. It is connected to her body and resides in her body, but it is not her body. body is the body of a new person.
“Family planning is not for women,” Franklin added. “It’s a for-profit company whose founder has aligned herself with questionable organizations.” Franklin said it was “time for women to be responsible, responsible. Abortion is not birth control.
“Life is important,” added Jody McManus when asked why she felt it was important for her to be there on Saturday. “Women’s rights start with responsibility, but men must also be responsible. Women are not toys.
Cindy Desche, a Rowan County teacher for 41-plus years, said “kids are such a joy and need to be protected.”
Asked about the rape exceptions, Franklin said, “It’s a very, very small percentage, and it’s between a woman and God and her doctor. But there are many resources available for women experiencing unwanted pregnancies. Abortion should never be the first choice. In Rowan County, she said, an organization called Life Choices “can provide all the help an expectant mother might need to get her through the pregnancy.” Life Choices can be reached at 704-633-7695 or online at lifechoicesrowan.com.