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Thank YOU, Pro Lifers! You made the 13th Annual Walk for Life West Coast the best yet!
Every year something challenges us—and that is what makes each Walk memorable! But no matter what, we know Walk for Life West Coast participants can take it. As co-Chair Dolores Meehan said in her welcoming remarks “You’re pro-lifers! You’re the Navy Seals of the Almighty!” Once again, tens of thousands of you poured into the city of St. Francis to stand for the littlest among us. On Saturday, January 21, the Walk for Life West Coast eventually stretched for almost two miles –from the Civic Center to the bay.
This year, in the midst of the rainiest January in recent memory, the day of the Walk turned out to be rain free from about 7AM, when we set up, until 4PM, when the Walk ended. Then it started raining again! And, as we left Civic Center Plaza, a protest against President Donald Trump began in…Civic Center Plaza!
Co-Chair Eva Muntean told the press “There were so many people, it was crazy… I thought the weather and the Women’s March might have reduced our turnout, but that was not the case.” She added: “While it caused us a lot of additional work during preparation, what with coordinating with the police and the organizers of the other event to prevent conflicts, I now actually think it was providential. Because the Women’s March had tens of thousands of people walking down Market Street right under our ‘Abortion Hurts Women’ banners. Not all of them were pro-abortion fanatics, and even they can be reached. We’re positive, we know from past experience, that our message of life and love, hope and healing, will have reached some of those women. And even if it is just one, what is one life, one soul worth? To us, everything!”
The Walk opened with an invocation by Bishop Stephen Lopes of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, and a message of support from Pope Francis read by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. Archbishop Cordileone presented the St. Gianna Molla Award to Dr. George Delgado for his pioneering work on a procedure to reverse the abortion pill.
Rally speakers included Melissa Ohden who spoke about surviving being aborted, and the importance of responding with love to women who chose abortion, and those in the abortion industry. Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow’s mother Pam spoke of resisting doctor’s advice to abort Tim; and Reggie Littlejohn, founder of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers highlighted the abuse of women by China’s forced abortion policy where as many as 23 million abortions a year are performed.
“Your light must shine now,” said Baptist Rev. Clenard Childress, the final speaker. “This is your time. This is your season.” Referring tacitly to President Trump’s pledge (now fulfilled!) to defund Planned Parenthood and block foreign aid to organizations that provide abortion, Childress said, “It is a season where God is moving on behalf of those who have labored for so long.”
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To change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. Abortion does violence to women and to their children, both physically and emotionally. We deserve better than abortion.
To be a vocal and visual message that people of the West Coast stand for life. To reach out to women harmed by abortion. To inform society of the damage done to women by abortion.
What We Do
Peaceably protest abortion, walking through San Francisco every year on or near January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
The time is always right to do what is right.