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March for Life held in Thompson Falls

by TRACY SCOTT Valley Press
| January 25, 2023 12:00 AM

In conjunction with the National Right to Life March in Washington D.C., residents of Sanders County participated and marched along Thompson Falls' Main Street.

The anti-abortion march was organized with the help of the local Knights of Columbus Council member Jim Krogman, Steve Snell and several local churches. They have been involved with the march over the last 20 plus years.

The march was the first since the U.S. Supreme Court voted last year to overturn Roe v. Wade, handing abortion rights decisions to state governments.

Jim Hantz, pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Thompson Falls, said about the ruling, “This has been a huge victory for the cause of Christ, and I think it did a couple of things. Number one, it brought a lot of conviction to the church, because we’ve been silent, way too silent for too long. I think it put a spark into every true Christian’s life.”

The March for Life national organization was founded in 1973 in Washington D.C. and the first March for Life walk was held on the steps of the Capitol building on Jan. 22. 1974.

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Participants in the March for Life rally walk down Main Street in Thompson Falls. (Tracy Scott/Valley Press)

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Jim Krogman and Steve Snell at the March for Life rally in Thompson Falls. (Tracy Scott/Valley Press)

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Jim Hantz, pastor at Open Door Baptist Church in Thompson Falls, attends the March for Life rally. (Tracy Scott/Valley Press)

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Theresa McDonald with her son Mike McDonald, 3, at the March for Life rally in Thompson Falls. (Tracy Scott/Valley Press)