The Rose Day Pro-Life Rally is almost here. On Feb. 7, the annual event will take place inside the Oklahoma State Capitol and will feature abortion survivor Josiah Presley
Pro-life Oklahomans are encouraged to travel to the Capitol that Wednesday morning with red roses in hand and a life-affirming message for lawmakers.
Registration for this free event begins at 9 a.m. Starting at 9:30 a.m., Rose Day attendees will be encouraged to visit and present a red rose to their two state legislators, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell.
Presley will share his personal story of having survived a scheduled abortion in the womb in his home country of South Korea. He was later adopted by a family in Norman.
Currently a student minister at Edmond, North Pointe, Josiah was recently featured in the Baptist Messenger. He also shared a portion of his testimony in the 2024 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday video for churches.
“My family was always pro-life and cared for the unborn and adoption,” Presley said. “It wasn’t until I became a Christian and found out my story that I had a passion for myself, as well.”
Presley said he is eager to speak to the Rose Day gathering and “hopes his life story and message inspires those who hear it.”
Since 2013 Josiah has been sharing his story with churches, schools, pro-life groups, pregnancy centers and organizations such as Focus on the Family, Family Research Council and Fox News.
More importantly, Josiah is married to his wife Bethany and father to their baby girl Julia.
The Rose Day indoor rally begins at 11:30 a.m. in the State House Chamber inside the Capitol, on the 4th floor.
Oklahoma Baptists and other organizations have sponsored the event, which will also feature music from The Native Praise Choir.
Previous Rose Day rally speakers have included former abortion industry worker Abby Johnson, pro-life activist Alveda King and actress Ashley Bratcher, who starred in the hit movie, “Unplanned.”
For more information on Rose Day, visit roseday.life.