An anti-abortion march and rally is scheduled for Saturday January 15 at the State House in Columbia. The event, sponsored by the South Carolina Citizens for Life, will begin with a march from the Russell House on the USC campus at 11 AM. The rally is slated for noon.
The featured speaker will be former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum. Santorum is presently a commentator for the Fox News Channel.
South Carolina Citizens for Life Executive Director Holly Gatling says the annual march and rally began 37 years ago on the USC campus. Gatling estimates that over a thousand persons will participate in the march and rally.
Gatling says the rally will feature a salute to the late Sheila Massey, who was a strong fixture in the pro-life movement in South Carolina. Massey is the founder of Americans for Life: Save the Seed. A native of Lancaster, Massey died on September 23, 2010 at the age of 55
Gatling says the message of the march and rally is a simple yet profound one–that all human life is precious and must be protected.