CANTON, GA – Each January on a Saturday close to the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court Decision, the Cherokee County Right to Life Chapter meets for a prayer vigil in downtown Canton, Georgia. Congregations from all over the county meet at the Gazebo, in sight of the original Cherokee County Courthouse, and the properties where the First Baptist Church of Canton and First Methodist Church of Canton began.
On Saturday, January 19th, members of Christ the Redeemer CEC joined in an afternoon of prayer and worship to stand against abortion. Pastors and elders from various churches led those who were gathered in prayer for groups affected by abortion. Fr. Stephen Hunter, Deacon Justin Allen and John Sewell offered prayers in support of the Right to Life.
The event was led by Phillip Richardson, President of the Cherokee County Right to Life chapter and member of Christ the Redeemer. Phillip encouraged those present with the statistic that at the height of abortion practice after the Supreme Court’s decision, there were over 2000 clinics in the United States. Today, that number is around 600. As he said, “Those of us under 40 have survived Roe vs. Wade but Roe vs. Wade will not survive us!”.