NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - "It's life and death," said Pastor Randy Booth, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
A matter of life and death, it was as simple as that Sunday, as over 200 Deep East Texans gathered along North St. in Nacogdoches.
"The idea is to make a chain down North Street and to get the word out that abortion does harm women and there are other options such as adoption," said Katelyn Ford, Lumberjacks for Life.
And that "Life Chain" stretched nearly two miles long. But unlike your typical rally, here there was one thing missing: sound.
"In a silent and respectful way, and to just give testimony to our belief that every life is valuable and precious and worth saving," Booth said.
So for exactly one hour, anti-abortionists like Larry & Kathy Lawlace, who marked their 7th year participating, stood in unity, all to give a voice to the voiceless.
"We care about the weak, those who can't speak for themselves and defending life," said Larry and Kathy Lawlace.
And as for the response of passersby?
"You get a lot of thumbs up and every now and then someone expresses displeasure with what we're doing, but overall we're hoping that it provokes thought and consideration over some of the most important issues that anyone ever faces," Booth said.
And as for those who don't quite agree with today's pro-life rally…
"We're not trying to come off as 'you're wrong and you're evil' because that's not the case. We just want them to know how we feel on it and that we love them anyways," Ford said.
'Life Chain' rallies like the one in Nacogdoches took place nationwide. This Sunday was 'National Life Chain Sunday,' which is an annual pro-life rally held on the first Sunday of October across North America.