Pro-life supporters will hold a candlelight walk at 7:30 p.m. June 8 in downtown Milford to memorialize the nearly 2,500 unborn children who lost their lives since the passage of Senate Bill 5, also known as the "Late Term Abortion Bill."
June 8 is the one-year anniversary of the signing of the bill.
Participants in the candlelight walk will begin at the Bicentennial Park gazebo, Front Street, and walk a 1-mile loop downtown. Sen. Bryant Richardson will address the group before the walk begins. Richardson is the sponsor of a bill to end elective abortions 20 weeks after conception. The babies that would be saved by the 20-week abortion ban have a 10-to-35-percent chance of survival outside the womb.
Pro-life participants in the walk will hold signs that say "Equal" and show a picture of a fetus at eight-to-nine weeks gestation.