Respect Life banquet draws large crowd

Kristen Guilfoos
NewsChannel 10

Amarillo, Texas - Speaking out for those who don't yet have a voice... Hundreds of people gathered at the Amarillo Civic Center Sunday evening to do just that.

It was the annual Respect Life banquet... With all proceeds from ticket sales and auctions the benefiting the Catholic ministry's office.

Keynote speaker Karen Garnett says, "What we are facing here in our country since 1973, is the American abortion holocaust. We have lost 51 million unborn children in 38 years. All of us as Americans, Christians and Catholics are called to do all that we can to defend the life of the unborn."

The pro-life outreach began as a small group of volunteers and has since grown into nine individual ministries, with 37 staff members.