|In this 2011 NTC file photo, pro-lifers from the Keller area gather at the corner of Denton Highway and North Tarrant Parkway. (Photo courtesy of Michael Demma)|
Started in 1987, Life Chain is a peaceful, prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans standing in honor of 56 million lives lost to abortion, praying for our nation, for people in crisis situations, and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception to natural death.
Nationwide, Life Chains will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, though some locations will hold a Life Chain on a different date.
Below is a partial listing for the Oct. 6 date. For more information about Life Chains in Texas, contact state Director Sharron Albertson at 972-618-0400. To register a local Life Chain, visit www.lifechain.net/InfoForm.html. Signs with graphic images are not allowed. Only approved Life Chain signs are allowed.
Arlington, Pioneer Pkwy. at Fielder Rd., 2-3 p.m. — 817-457-9564 and 817-929-6075.
Aubrey, Main St. at Sherman Dr., 2-3 p.m. — 940-365-2560.
Azle, Northwest Pkwy. (TX-199) at Pearson Ln., 2-3:30 p.m. — 817-594-7994.
Burleson, Alsbury Blvd. at Renfro St., 2:30-4 p.m. — 682-478-6657 and 817-426-6379. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2010.
Carrollton, Frankford Rd. at Josey Ln., 2-3 p.m. — 972-492-2029. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2004.
Cleburne, W. Henderson St. at Persons St. in front of Yellow Jacket Stadium, 2-3:30 p.m. — 817-556-3848. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2011.
Comanche, U.S. Hwy 16 at U.S. Hwy 377, south of the court house, 2-3:30 p.m. — 325-998-0818.
De Leon, Navarro St. (TX-6) at Texas St. (TX-16), 2-3 p.m. — 254-893-6534.
Denton, Carroll Blvd. at University Dr., 2-3:30 p.m. — 940-442-8022.
Fort Worth, 3601 Altamesa Blvd. at McCart Ave., 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. — 817-346-0926.
Gainesville, Grand Ave. at Belcher St., 2-3:30 p.m. — 940-665-5395.
Graham, Elm St. between Third and Fourth Streets east of Courthouse Square, 2-3 p.m. — 940-282-9027 and 940-521-1737.
Keller, U.S. Hwy 377 between N. Tarrant Pkwy. and Watagua Rd., 2-3:30 p.m. — 817-337-1721 OR 817-881-6261. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2011.
Lewisville, Main St. at I-35E, 2-3:30 p.m. — 972-436-2273. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2004.
Lindsay, U.S. Hwy 82 between Ash and Pecan Streets, 1:30-2:30 p.m. — 940-668-1218.
Mansfield, U.S. Hwy 287 Cooper St. (FM 157), 2-3 p.m.; 817-335-9258.
Muenster, U.S. Hwy 82 at Muenster Park, 2-3:30 p.m. — 940-372-9281. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2012.
North Richland Hills, Rufe Snow Dr. at I-820 (Chick-fil-a), 2-3 p.m. — 817-400-1982.
Southlake / Grapevine, Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) between Kimball Ave. and Carroll Ave., 2-3 p.m. — 817-329-0402.
The Colony, Main St. at S Colony Blvd., 2-3:30 p.m. — 972-742-4508.
Weatherford, S. Main St. at W Oak St., 3-4 p.m. — 817-613-8008.
Wichita Falls, Midwestern Pkwy. at Kemp Blvd., 3-4 p.m. — 940-716-9775.
Below are a list of Life Chains in the Diocese of Fort Worth being held on a different day than Oct. 6.
Dublin, Patrick St. (U.S. Hwy 377) at Blackjack St. (TX-6), Sun, Oct 14, 2-3:30 p.m. — 325-998-0818.
Flower Mound, U.S. Hwy 2499 at Forest Vista Dr., Sun, Oct 28, 2-3:30 p.m. — 972-539-6770.
Below is a list of Life Chains being held outside of the Diocese of Fort Worth on Oct. 6 (unless otherwise indicated), but may be the closest Life Chains to some towns in the diocese.
Abilene, Buffalo Gap Rd. at Rebecca Ln., 2-3:30 p.m. — .
Brownwood, Main St. at Commerce St., Sun, Jan 19, 2014, 2-3 p.m. — 325-646-7107.
Grand Prairie, I-20 at S. Carrier Pkwy., 2-3:30 p.m. — 817-372-6108. See pictures from previous Life Chains here: 2010.
Hamilton, Main St. (TX-36) at Rice St. (U.S. Hwy 281), 2-3:30 p.m. — 325-451-0442.
Irving, U.S. Hwy 356 at Loop 12, 2-3:30 p.m. — 469-682-9178.
Irving, MacArthur Blvd. at I-635, 2-3:30 p.m. — 570-470-0557.
Waco, Waco Dr. at Valley Mills Dr., first Sunday of each month, 2-3:30 p.m. — 254-644-0407 or 254-622-3933.