Life Chain, the annual silent abortion protest along roadsides, will be held Oct. 1 around the state. The peaceful and public witness takes place for 60 minutes or more and participants hold provided signs and pray for the nation to end abortion.
Life Chains with alternate dates are noted.
AIKEN—118 Bypass (Rudy Mason Highway) at 183 Old Wagner Road (Christ’s Way Christian Church), 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Rhonda Terry, 803-643-1834; and Debra Baer, 803-295-7897
BEAUFORT—Ribaut Road at Boundary Street, Oct. 29 from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Theresa Pulliam, 843-812-3336
CHARLESTON—Savannah Highway at Moore Drive, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Clare and Bill Richter, 843-766-2729
COLUMBIA—Forest Drive at Beltline Boulevard, 2-3 p.m.; the Rev. Paul Sterne, 803-465-0201
CONWAY—S.C. Highway 501 at 16th Avenue, 2-3 p.m.; Brenda Brown, 843-907-7604
GAFFNEY—Floyd Baker Boulevard at Walton Drive, 2:30- 3:30 p.m.; Anna Daniel, 864-425-1332
GARDEN CITY—Highway 17 Business at Cypress Avenue, 2- 3 p.m.; Karen Davis, 843-668-4877
GEORGETOWN—Church Street (S.C. Highway 17) at Frasier Street, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Danny Owens, 843-527-7810
GOOSE CREEK—510 St. James Avenue, 2:30- 3:30 p.m.; Annette Griebsch, 843-554-7786
GREENVILLE—Woodruff Road between I-85 and I-385, 2:30- 3:30 p.m.; Gary Hall, 864- 367-4635; and Pastor Mahlon Helmuth, 864-845-6880
GREENWOOD—Montague Avenue near the rental car lot, 2-3 p.m.; Andrew Kinard, 864-941-7243
HARTSVILLE—North Fifth Street at Home Avenue, 1-2 p.m.; Patrick Farrell, 203- 751-1047
IRMO—St. Andrews Road at Lake Murray Boulevard, 2-3:30 p.m.; Deb Marks, 803-920-4933
LEXINGTON—2350 Augusta Highway in front of Corpus Christi Church, 2-3 p.m.; Dan Goering, 803-808-2225
LONGS—1569 S.C. Highway 9 East, 4:15- 5:30 p.m.; Ashley Bates, 843-222-9065
MCCORMICK—S.C. Highway 28 at S.C. Highway 378, 2-3 p.m.; Donna Smith, 864-391-4420
MYRTLE BEACH—Kings Highway at 38th N., 2-3 p.m.; John Kost, 843-626-8684
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH—Highway 17 at Eighth Avenue N., 2-3 p.m.; Andrew Woitko, 302-981-1528
ROCK HILL—Cherry Road and Charlotte Avenue, 2:30-3:30 p.m., assemble at 2 p.m.; Christy Brown, 803-554-6088 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SENECA—170 Bountyland Road, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Audrey Vuknic, 864-888-4034
SPARTANBURG—1700 John B. White Sr. Boulevard at West Side Baptist Church, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Carolina Pregnancy Center, 864-641-4523
SUMMERVILLE—Main Street between Richardson and Doty Avenues, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Barbara Weigand, 330-541-1606
SUMTER—Broad Street between N. Salem Street and Alice Drive, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Hugh Wilson, 803-481-7972
For more information about Life Chains in South Carolina, call Deb Marks, state director, at 803-920-4933 or visit www.lifechain.net. Please check local listings to confirm time and date.
Photo, Keith Jacobs/Miscellany: The pro-life movement will stand in Life Chains across the country in silent protest of abortion on Oct. 1 to begin Respect Life Month. This photo is from a 2016 demonstration.