Prayer rally for life begins Wednesday

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Guam – As part of the ongoing debate on abortion, pro-life advocates will open the lenten season with a prayer rally in front of a birthing center in Tamuning tomorrow.

The Lenten Prayer for Life, which will run throughout the entire 40 days of lent, will be staged in front of Sagua Managu on Chalan San Antonio Road. 

Maria Mafnas, event organizer, explained how the movement all got started.

After taking the initiative to reach out to her parish members by passing out fliers in her congregation, her efforts were rewarded when word reached the Archbishop who authorized the islandwide distribution of the fliers.

Currently, there are no doctors on Guam who perform abortions. So why the prayers and why in front of Sagua Managu? According to Mafnas, their mission continues because abortion is still legal on Guam and the Tamuning birthing center allegedly advocates for abortions.

Those who would like to join the group in their prayers may reach Maria Mafnas at 797-9251 or the Catholic Pro-Life Committee at 477-4569.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.