Chain of life

Pro-life supporters line Second Avenue West on Sunday for the Prince Albert Life Chain, which is held annually on the first Sunday in October. -- Jason Kerr/Daily Herald.

Pro-life supporters gathered up and down Second Avenue West on Sunday to pray and bring what they say is a message of hope to women considering abortion.

Supporters and members of the Prince Albert Right to Life group held signs and stood peacefully along both sides of the street as part of the Prince Albert Life Chain. The event occurs annually in more than 200 locations across Canada on the first Sunday of every October, including roughly half-a-dozen in Saskatchewan.

Event organizer Valerie Hettrick said they wanted to focus on the positives, and help pregnant mothers realize there were other options beside abortion.

“For me, coming here is just a sign of hope,” she said. “It’s hope for our country. It’s hope for our young women. It’s hope for our families and we are here to help. We are never here to condemn.”

More than 80 people joined Hettrick at Kinsmen Park before walking over to Second Avenue. Like Hettrick, they wanted anyone considering an abortion to consider a different path.

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