By Emily Drooby
A night of prayer was held one day before March For Life New York, which thousands of people are expected to attend.
Adriane Preville was a college student when she got pregnant with her oldest child.
Preville explained, “It wasn’t so much my family, but it was from the outside. That they said ‘well you know if you want to finish school and have a good career this might be the best thing for you to do,’ but I decided two wrongs don’t make a right.”
Despite the outside pressure, she gave her daughter the gift of life.
“She’s a school teacher in NYC. She’s 32, I think it was the best decision I ever made,” said Preville.
Adriane and her husband of eight years, William, both now fight for the rights of the unborn.
William explained, “Today there’s no conscious anymore, people just don’t even think of a child as being a human being. That they don’t have a right, and we all have rights.”
The Previlles praying for life alongside many other people the night before the march, at Victory Church in Albany.
Charlie Muller is the Pastor of the Christian church, he explained why people of all religions were praying together.
Pastor Muller said, “It’s an interfaith issue because of the word of God//the word of god is very clear, he knew me in my mother’s womb, it’s very clear about life.”
A confrontation took place before the prayer service got underway. A group of abortionists protesting outside the church at one point blocking the trolley shuttling pro-lifers to the house of worship.
Even with the conflict, the church was still packed, a preview of the large crowds of people heading to the march.
The organizer of March for Life New York, Pastor Joni Lupis, explained it’s one of their biggest marches ever.
She said, “So many people joined us this year, and they want to march with us to help the babies, save the babies, and help the moms, make the right choice, because the baby they never knew becomes the baby they never forget.”
Pastor Lupis added it could have something to do with the Reproductive Health Act passed in New York. The law basically eliminates restrictions on abortions.