Kansans for Life to hold prayer service for unborn Saturday

Wichita Kansans for Life will hold a prayer service Saturday afternoon marking their first observance of the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children, a group official said Wednesday.

The service will be held at 1 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery, 601 S. Vassar, Wichita. The cemetery is one of 15 in Kansas with a memorial dedicated to the unborn.

Amy Torkelson, state director of operations for Kansans for Life, said she will lead the service and it will be a low-key, prayer-oriented remembrance. Attendance is not expected to be as large as some other cities’ because the national event conflicts with the Kansas State Fair, where KFL and its volunteers maintain a continuously staffed booth.

The annual event began on a national basis in 2013 and has grown to include about 175 observances around the county.

“They are just trying to get prayer services going on in different sites around the country where there’s some kind of memorial for the unborn, so we signed up to have one here because I thought we ought to have one in Wichita,” Torkelson said.

A larger Day of Remembrance service will take place in Kansas City, she said.

Dion Lefler: 316-268-6527, @DionKansas