A large crowd from the Pro-Life Group of Effingham County lined parts of West Fayette Avenue and Keller Drive Sunday to encourage the end of abortion. The annual event consists of members of area churches lining the streets and holding signs with slogans such as “Pray to end abortion.” Fr. Chris Brey, a priest at St. Anthony’s and Sacred Heart, in Effingham and St. Mary’s in Shumway, said that group was out to make a stand.
One participant, Joe Sudkamp of Effingham, said that the group was out to counter a culture that is against life.
According to him, participants turned out to pray for an end to abortion. The annual demonstration wrapped up around 3 in the afternoon.