Pro-Life Unity Sanctity of Life Event, Oct 23, 2010

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FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 8 /Christian Newswire/ — The NOVA (Northern Virginia) Project is calling on pro-life leadership and individuals across the state to join in a united outcry for the unborn and the defenseless on October 23 from 2-4 pm at the Government Center Ellipse in Fairfax, Virginia.  The Northern Virginia IS Pro-Life (NVIP) Rally will bring together Virginia’s large number of pro-life leaders and volunteers, strengthen our bonds and unity, and encourage our representatives in government to end abortion in our state, which steals the lives of 30,000 Virginians every year.

Confirmed leaders who will speak include: Elizabeth Farah – Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer,; Erik Whittington, Rock for Life; Dean Nelson, Director, Network of Politically Active Christians; Peter Shinn, President, Pro-Life Unity; and Pastor Joseph Ellison, Vice President, Virginia Christian Alliance.

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Pro-life and Christian leaders and people from all over Northern Virginia will gather to proclaim the fact that support for Life is strong and growing in an area long assumed to be indifferent, if not hostile to the Sanctity of Life. Recently, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued a legal opinion which gives the state Board of Health the ability to write new regulations that would require abortion facilities to be subject to the same health standards as hospitals.  Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has made his commitment to Life clear, and stands with us.  

As we go into election day this November, let us stand up and be counted for Life, encouraging more and more of our elected leaders to join us. Peter Shinn, president of Pro-Life Unity stated “Everyone of good conscience must become an activist.  ‘Pro-life’ isn’t a word, it’s an action.” He added “It is the dawn of a new day for innocent life in Virginia.”

Citizens of Virginia are encouraged to join the rally to show their opposition to abortion on demand, and pro-life groups and individuals are also asked to come to the event on that day. Pro-Life leaders and organizations who would like to participate in or endorse the Northern Virginia IS Pro-Life Rally can contact Rachel Sargent at 703-953-2134 or email  The group’s website is



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