PHOTOS: Midwest March for Life, part 2

Feb. 1, 2020, Jefferson City, Mo.


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Hundreds of people from all over the state testify to the inviolable sanctity of all human life, including pre-born human life, at the 10th annual Midwest March for Life in Jefferson City Feb. 1. Speakers at a pre-march rally outside St. Peter Church included Gov. Mike Parson. Bishop W. Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City offered remarks, blessed the cross and processed with the clergy at the head of the march. Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, vicar general for the Jefferson City diocese, offered the opening prayer for a rally held in the Capitol after the march. David Bereit, founder of the international 40 Days for Life campaign of praying, fasting, public engagement and prayerful witness outside abortion clinics, addressed the crowd. Defender of Life awards were given to the four cosponsors of sweeping pro-life legislation passed during the Missouri General Assembly’s 2019 Legislative Session and to Bonnie Lee of Columbia 40 Days for Life. Mr. Bereit also gave special recognition Mike and Kathy Forck, members of St. Andrew parish in Holts Summit, who started and continue to lead Columbia 40 Days for Life and the Midwest March for Life. Mr. Bereit led a workshop on convincing people to be pro-life by offering a living witness of faith, hope and love. Msgr. Kurwicki offered the closing Mass in St. Peter Church. (66 photos)