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Groups Announce Major Pro-life Witness at the New Hampshire Presidential Primary in January

Contact: Christian Defense Coalition, 202-547-1735, 540-538-4741 cell


MANCHESTER, New Hampshire, Jan. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- A coalition of pro-life and pro-family organizations will hold a major pro-life witness at the New Hampshire Presidential Primary called, "The New Hampshire Awakening."

The New Hampshire Awakening will take place from January 5 through January 8, 2008.  The project will include rallies featuring nationally known speakers and musicians and worship gatherings.

National and local organizations feel it is imperative that the voice of the innocent children that have been brutalized through abortion be heard loud and clear at the start of the Presidential Primary season.

Shannon McGinley, a New Hampshire faith and value leader, and Rev. Patrtick J. Mahoney, the Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, comment, "The eyes of the nation and the world will be on New Hampshire when the nation's first Presidential Primary is held on January 8.  In light of that, it is critical for the Christian community to seize this historic opportunity and publicly share the pro-life and faith message.  The New Hampshire Awakening will ensure the voice of the children will be heard during the primary season."

Danielle Versluys, Spokesperson for Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, adds, "As a surviving member of the post-Roe v. Wade generation, I am in New Hampshire to expose and challenge Senator Obama, Senator Clinton and the Democratic Party for the radical support of abortion and their senseless genocide of my peers.

Over 50,000,000 children have died from abortion in the past 35 years.  Also, millions of women, men andtheir families have been irreparably harmed by this so-called "safe and legal" procedure.  Shamefully, Democrat leaders not only hide the ugly truth about abortion-they endorse it.

To the Democratic Party my emerging generation issues this challenge:  return to a platform of justice and stand in defense of the most vulnerable American citizens."

The Schedule of Events:

Saturday    January 5:

8:30 - 10:30 A.M.            
Prayer vigil at Planned Parenthood
24  Pennacook St.  Downtown Manchester

10:00 A.M.                     
Pro-life Witness and Demonstration at Senator Obama Rally
Nashua North High School
10 Chuck Druding Dr.   Nashua

6:30  P.M.                       
Pro-life rally, prayer vigil and worship with
Norma McCorvey the "Jane Roe" of the Roe v. Wade decision.
Hevey Hall located in the lower level of
Ste. Marie Catholic Church.
133 Wayne Street  Downtown Manchester.

9:00 P.M.                        
Pro-life Witness and Demonstration at Democratic Primary
St. Anselm College.

Sunday  January 6:

1:30 - 3:00 P.M.                
Prayer vigil and Life Chain in Downtown Manchester
Elm and Fir Street  ( Front of Senator Clinton's Headquarters.)

6:00   P.M.                        
Prayer vigil and worship service.
First Assembly of God Church, Auburn
45 Myles Drive

Monday  January 7:

8:00   P.M.                         
Pro-life witness and Candlelight Vigil at
Senator Obama's Headquarters.
60  Rodgers St.  Manchester
For more information or interviews call:

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 202.547.1735, Cell:   540.538.4741
Shannon McGinley, Cell:   603.674.1717
Danielle Versluys, Cell:   909.213.5339