St. Louis, MO — Operation Rescue and the Christian Defense Coalition have announced plans for demonstrations surrounding the Vice-Presidential debate to be held in St. Louis on October 2.
The groups, which are coordinating with Defenders of the Unborn, Concerned Women for America, and other pro-life groups, have planned events that will both support pro-life Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Sarah Palin, and stand in opposition to the pro-abortion Democratic vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Biden.
“Governor Palin has energized the faith and pro-life constituencies like no other,” said Rev. Pat Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition Director. “This is an untapped resource I think is extraordinary.”
“Gov. Palin is a ray of hope that God is beginning to answer our prayers for the leadership of our nation,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “She has helped vault the plight of the pre-born to the front burner of American politics. Sen. Biden, on the other hand, is an enemy of Life and should be exposed and rebuked.”
“She is a pro-life candidate. All Christians must band together to elect her to the White House,” said Mary Maschmeier of the St. Louis group Defenders of the Unborn.
Events scheduled so far include the following:

Rally and Prayer in preparation for the Vice-Presidential Debate
October 1, 2008 at 7:00 PM
IL Monastero- On the campus of St. Louis University
3010 Olive Street, St. Louis

Prayer and Prayer During the Debate
October 2, 2008 from 5-9 PM
Skinker and Forest Park Blvd., one block from Forest Park across from Lindell Blvd.

The specific times and locations for various other activities will be determined in the next few days.