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Date Wed, 11 Dec 2002 14:40:57 -0800

The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
Board for Communication Services

LCMSNews -- No. 75 - December 10, 2002

Lutherans for Life offers Washington housing for March 2002 for Life

Free lodging is available for Lutherans who want to take part in the 
national March for Life Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C.  The march is held 
annually to protest the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized 

Dennis Di Mauro, who leads a Lutherans For Life (LFL) chapter in northern 
Virginia and has organized LFL's trek to Washington for the past six years, 
says he can find families willing to share their homes with out-of-town 
marchers.  Free lodging will be available for the nights of Jan. 21 and 22, 
and guests are encouraged to take part in march activities with the LFL 

Those marching with LFL are invited to attend a 9 a.m. worship service Jan. 
22 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington, Va.  Afterward, the group 
will take the Metro, Washington's light-rail system, into the city for the 
rally and march, which begin at noon.  After the march, at 4 p.m., the 
group will gather for pizza.

Taking part in the day's activities will be Dr. James I. Lamb, executive 
director of LFL.  Lamb noted that Jan. 22, 2003, will mark the 30th 
anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that "legalized 
abortion in all nine months of pregnancy for no reason or for any reason."

Since then, Lamb said, "more than 42 million preborn children -- God's 
gifts of life -- have been brutally destroyed." When the church is silent 
about abortion, it gives the wrongful impression that abortion "is an 
acceptable practice in the eyes of God," Lamb said, and he urged Lutherans 
to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves" (Prov. 31:8-9).

The March for Life, he said, is "another way to speak."

"It is gathering in our nation's capital in a show of numbers, letting our 
leaders know that there is widespread opposition in this country to 
abortion on demand," Lamb said.

"It is also a time for pro-lifers to be re-energized and inspired by the 
tremendous number of people who come to speak together on this crucial 
issue of our day."

For more information about marching with LFL, or to request a host family, 
contact Dennis Di Mauro at (703) 600-5150 or


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