Washington D.C., Jul 13, 2021 / 18:01 pm
Pro-abortion protestors blocked a pro-life procession in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday morning.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn told CNA on Monday that the attempts to silence the July 10 local Witness for Life procession were “very disturbing” and “disheartening.”
Brooklyn’s Witness for Life day of prayer, which occurs on the second Saturday of each month, normally begins with an 8 a.m. Mass at St. Paul’s Church. A rosary procession to the local Planned Parenthood clinic seven blocks away follows Mass. Saturday’s gathering marked the third such procession in Brooklyn this year.
However, on Saturday the group New York City for Abortion Rights (NYCFAR) gathered outside St. Paul’s before the morning Mass and chanted throughout the Mass. Some of their chants outside the church included “Our bodies, our lives, our right to decide,” as well as “St. Paul’s Church harasses patients” and “Free abortion on demand, can we win it? Yes we can.”