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January 27, 1989 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana II I Pro-life rally Dubois County teen-agers urged to take a stand against abortion \\;  MARY T. ELLERT By Message Staff Writer A lawn with a sign that says "Do not walk on the grass" has more.protection than a baby in the womb, according to Glen Sturm, president of Dubois County Right to Life. That's the reason why his organization staged a youth pro-life rally last week at Holy Family Church, Jasper. Over 200 people of allages attended. "Tonight, we're here to learn, to care, to mourn, despair and also to hope, pray and change the future for the bet- ter," said Sturm in his opening statement. The guest speaker at the rally, Mike "Ash" Ashburn, director of Young Life of Evansville, agreed that now is the time to take a stance on abortion. Teen- agers, in particular, have a big role to. play, because many times, when a young girl becomes pregnant, the first per- MIKE ASHBURN son she will tell is a friend. "What you say and how you respond and how you show your love will have a big impact on whether 24 million babies will live 20 years from now," said Ashburn. He urged teens to "act out what you believe," especially "SERVING EVANSVILLE-NEWBURGH ELBERFELD AREA SINCE 1911'" when it comes to the pro-life movement. "Most of you believe abor- tion is wrong," he said. "How are you going to make your belief become faith?" Ashburn shared warm stories about his wife and two daughters as he talked about the sanctity of life. He expressed how it felt to hold his daughters in the delivery room when they were just seconds old. At the end of his address, he shared the news that "we're go- ing to have another baby." He told the crowd he is looking for- ward to the day "when I will hold him or her in my arms." The pro-life rally also includ- ed entertainment by Paula Werne, music minister at St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, who sang "We Shall Over- come," and "The Greatest Love of All." The closing prayer was led by Pstor Michael Bean of Calvary Temple, Huntingburg. WITH DEPENDABILITY DIGNITY & DISTINCTION Three Locations To Serve you /'-J VIRGIL SIMPSON SON ",,vJ," FUNERAL HOME 424-9288 100 E. COLUMBIA EVANSVILLE INIPSON FUNERAL HOME 853-8314 v. , 510 JENNINGS NEWBURGH - 00IMesoN- 63,,OLKMAN "k,/' FUNERAL HOME  983-4211 ' . , . .:. ' .,.,, FI.RERFF!.I'), IND. 3 The sophomore religious education class from St. Ferdinand Church, Ferdinand, attended the youth pro-life rally last week. From le, Cheryl Kniese, religious education teacher, and Debbie Winkler, student, browse through pro-life pamplets following the gathering. -- Message Photos by Mary T. Eliot, From let, Steve Toy, Ward Hessig, Justin Crews and ]odi Werne pay close attention during the youth pro-life rally sponsored by Dubois County Right to Life. They are eighth graders in the religious education program at St. Joseph Church, Dale. ::::::::::::::::::::: : .:::. :: ..,:.; ........ ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: :::.:::: .:::.:. :.: : : .... . ....................... ......,:.,?;.;.;..:: ........... 4e4-900700. COMPLETE INSURANCE SERVICE Auto, Home, Fire & Life! Your Personal Service Agent James L. Will Ins. Agency Inc. 311 N. Wabash 425-3187 | Call the Covenant i iousc 9-LINE, a holline for troubled youth and falnilies, open 24-hOurs a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the U.S. 1-800-999-9999 I .... It I I