An estimated 1500 pro-lifers braved the cold and snow to march through downtown Topeka to the KFL Rally for Life.
The day’s events included workshops and Mass celebrated by Kansas City Archbishop Joseph Naumann, who gave the invocation to rally attendees. Pro-life lawmakers at the event were introduced to an enthusiastic crowd.
Phil Stacey, of American Idol fame, beautifully sang the national anthem. The KFL 2010 state oratory contest winner, Trisha Herbert, (who placed third nationally) gave her winning speech.
But the stunning difference in this year’s event was that, for the first time ever, a Kansas Governor, Sam Brownback, attended the Mass for Life, proudly marched alongside students and families, and then addressed the crowd from the steps of the Capitol.