‘Life Chain’ still speaks in silence


By Portia Williams - [email protected]



The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.


The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.


The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.


The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.


NEW BOSTON — Members of The Scioto County Right to Life (SCRTL), and other pro-life supporters, gathered for the annual Lila Donley Life Chain held in New Boston on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016.

The Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans, praying for our nation and an end to abortion. It is a visible statement to our community that we support the sanctity of human life, according to SCRTL.

Members of SCRTL, and other people from the community assembled on the parking lot of Vinyl Kraft, in New Boston, bringing signs to reiterate their message, all human life has value and abortion needs to be abolished.

Reverand Robert Coffey, president of SCRTL, said the Life Chain experience another successful year.

“It went very well this year. We had 63 people to participate, I believe is what was counted. The weather was really nice until the end, when it got a little wet,” Coffey said. “It was a good turn out, with good support.”

The Life Chain is named in honor of Lila Donley, who served as a former President of SCRTL. Donley passed away in 2011, is truly remembered for her dedication and support of the sanctity of life for more than 30 years, according to SCRTL.

“I think that the mood was really upbeat, and that everybody who participated really cares about the cause that we’re trying to promote,” Coffey said. “Everyone is kind of concerned, concerning the election and how it will impact our cause, but for the most part everyone was really upbeat.”

SCRTL utilized a billboard and signs to communicate their message around town as well.

“We’d purchased a billboard out on Us 23 North, which just says, Vote For Life, trying to get people to consider each of the candidates and their position on abortion, and if they can find it in their heart to vote that way,” Coffey said.”We are kind of a political organization, without being political. We promote life, and the signs that we held this year read, ‘Pro Life.’ Some of the people that came out to the Life Chain actually bought signs to put in their yard to actually show their support along with their political signs.”

The Pro-Life signs may be purchased for $12 each by visiting the SCRTL website. For more information regarding the Lila Donley Life Chain event, visit the SCRTL website at: www.sciotolife.org/or Scioto County Right To Life Facebook page.

The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_LifeChain.jpgThe 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.

The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Gathering.jpgThe 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.

The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ProLifers.jpgThe 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.

The 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.
http://portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_Chain.jpgThe 2016 Scioto County Right to Life Annual Life Chain event held in New Boston, Sunday, Oct. 2.

By Portia Williams

[email protected]

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

Reach Portia Williams at 740-464-3862, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.

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