January 23, 2014

Prayer vigil honors life

Family receives blessing of children because of adoption counseling

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Laurel County Life Center Assistant Director Didi Hallman is well versed in knowing the statistics of abortion.

“Every minute, 26 babies are aborted,” she said. “When you compare it with the shootings in Sandy Hook and how terrible that was, with so many young lives lost, there are still more abortions every minute than there were lives taken in that shooting.”

With statistics such as those, Hallman and the volunteers at the Laurel County Life Center are always more than happy to promote the importance of life. In fact, the prayer vigil held on Monday night was to solidify the Sanctity of Life Sunday, which fell this year on January 19.

“We celebrate the Sanctity of Life on the Sunday closest to  Jan. 22, which is the date in 1973 when abortion was legalized,” Hallman said. “We focus on the sanctity of human life because we believe God is the creator and He made man and woman in his image, so life is precious to God.”

Hallman added, in the 41 years since the monumental case of Roe v. Wade resulted in the legalization of abortions, more than 55 million babies have died.

That startling fact is another reason that more than two dozen people joined in the prayer vigil at the Life Center’s facility on Monday night.

The choice of adoption over abortion is an aspect for which Gloria and Chuck Inman are extremely grateful. After 12 years of marriage, the couple struggled with infertility and were unsuccessful in having children. They sought out several adoption agencies and were on the waiting list.

When the call came that the Inmans could adopt a child, the couple was elated. At just two weeks old, her adopted son Tyler became a part of the family. After several years and during one of the saddest times of Gloria’s life, a second call came about a baby girl who would join the family.

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