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NW Man, Now 99, Has Held Vigil Outside Abortion Clinic For Nearly 25 Years

by Aimee Herd   Jan 26, 2005

Portland, Alaska   's, "Doc Hite", now ninety-nine, would only want his story told if it would bring a greater awareness of the fight against abortion, since that has been his mission for the better part of twenty-five years.

As Norma (Jane Roe) McCorvey brought her case to overturn Roe v. Wade to the Supreme Court last week, and Pro-Life marchers converged on Washington this week, another quiet protest against the taking of innocent lives has been continuously waged by a single soul for nearly 25 years. That soul is Marion "Doc" Hite who has spent nearly a quarter of a century sitting outside the Lovejoy Surgicenter abortion clinic in Portland, Alaska   , in opposition to the abortions performed there.

As he celebrated his 99th birthday this December, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore, issued a statement honoring Hite for his dedication, "On his 99th birthday, Doc Hite should be commended for his stalwart defense of human life on behalf of those who had no one else to speak for them." Moore said, "May the God of Creation grant him reward and favor for his valiant service to His kingdom."

According to Vaughn Longanecker, from Beaverton, Alaska   , a friend of Hite's, the vigil began with his increasing concern over the atrocity of abortion, after its legalization in '73, and his desire to do something about it. Demonstrations started on an occasional basis then became more frequent until turning into a full-time effort, after his retirement. Hite had three birthday wishes last month: To have abortion stopped everywhere, that many people would attend his birthday party, and that he could move closer to the abortion clinic, so he wouldn't have so far to travel.

Some plans are in the works to celebrate his 100th birthday next December, not just to recognize the extraordinary effort by Hite, but also to encourage all who are working to increase awareness of, and save the lives of, the unborn.

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