A member of the Winona Lake, Ind., Grace Brethren Church (WLGBC) (Bruce Barlow, lead pastor) was honored Monday night at the Right to Life of North Central Indiana annual banquet. Brian Catron, who has served as the board president for the local agency, received the Mary Louise Lowe Life Award. The award is given to those who have in some way impacted the pro-life cause in north central Indiana and is named for one of the co-founders of Kosciusko Right to Life in 1973. The Warsaw, Ind., Times-Union carried the story. Also quoted in the story is Dave Koontz, executive director of Right to Life of North Central Indiana and also a member of WLGBC. A portion appears below. Click here for the complete article (subscription required).
Pro-Life Supporters Attend Right To Life Fall Banquet
WINONA LAKE – A thousand pro-life supporters attended the Right to Life of North Central Indiana fall banquet Monday night to show support for “the sanctity of life.”
The banquet was held at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center in Winona Lake. … Brian Catron, Right To Life advisory board member, was one of the award recipients. Catron is former president of Right To Life of North Central Indiana. He led Right To Life through its expansion to a regional organization and the initial development of the Mobile Pregnancy Unit. The unit is a collaboration between Right To Life and Heartline Pregnancy Center that provides free ultrasounds and pregnancy testing. …
Dave Koontz, Right To Life executive director, said Planned Parenthood is no longer in Kosciusko, Whitley, Fulton, Wabash and Grant counties.
The Right to Life of North Central Indiana will be located in the building on South Buffalo Street where Planned Parenthood was located.
Koontz said abortions from those in Kosciusko County has dropped by 58 percent since 2000.
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