For the 11th year in a row, Portland took part in the annual Life Chain, a national movement of pro-life advocates in the United States and Canada. During the event, people all over North America line the streets, pray and speak out for 60 million babies already lost through abortion.

The Portland event, coordinated by the St. Pius X Parish council of the Knights of Columbus, was held on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Northeast Portland in front of the Planned Parenthood abortion facility. About 125 participants formed a human chain on the sidewalks and kept a silent peaceful vigil. The chain covered about four city blocks.

Some participants traveled from The Dalles and Salem areas to attend.

Father Matt Libra, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Northeast Portland and associate director of the Office of Life, Justice and Peace for the Archdiocese of Portland, began the vigil with prayer. During the vigil there were many honks of approval and support from passing motorists. A few voiced their displeasure.

At the conclusion of the vigil, Mark McConell from the First Orthodox Presbyterian Church lead the group in a closing prayer.