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Bless them! Today, pro-life hero (and Walk for Life West Coast 2016 speaker!) David Daleiden was once again at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Young pro-lifers from Students for Life of America and Pro-Life Future of San Francisco were there to support him, and after the hearing they were out front for the San Francisco stop of SFLA’s SockIt2PP tour. Here’s a couple of photos taken by walk for Life West Coast co-chair Eva Muntean:
Our fearless young people!
Pro-Life hero David Daleiden and superstar attorney Katie Short.
Eva commented: “I have got to say how heartened I was to see those young people! From Students for Life of America, from Pro-Life Future of San Francisco and David Daleiden! THEY the future of the pro-life movement and THEY are the future of America. How can Planned Parenthood be the future? Their whole business model is based on foreclosing the future, their whole worldview is to try and control the future, and their whole result is no future. They’re trying to open a new abortion business in San Francisco called their flagship. What it is is a deathship, and we hope to see it a sunken ship!
We older folks (I don’t like to say it but its true) are astonished at how much those in the younger generation have accomplished. The amazing work, begun by Lila Rose and others, and carried even further by the heroic David Daleiden finally has congress on the verge of defunding Planned Parenthood. They must do it, and we must hold their feet to the fire. And the FBI may finally begin investigating the horrific practices of these avatars of the culture of death. The work of these young people, and their witness, are bringing the country back to the unavoidable reality: Yes, the unborn child is human. Yes, the unborn child is alive. Yes, an alive human is a person. And YES, it is wrong to kill a person. It really is that simple.”
You can see video of todays event here.
That would be our friend Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, and one of the great new young voices of the pro-life movement.
“Students for Life of America president Kristan Hawkins kicks off a national tour this week when she visits Cal-Berkeley to launch her ‘Lies Feminists Tell Tour’ on Thursday, October 26. A well-known abortion debater and advocate for women’s empowerment, Hawkins served on President Trump’s pro-life advisory council during his campaign. The Thursday event begins at 7 p.m. at Wheeler Hall 130 on campus.
“Those who lead feminist organizations and champion the cause of abortion are not about equal rights for men and women like the first wave of feminists, Susan B. Anthony and Alice Paul,” said Hawkins. “Instead they are about pushing an extreme pro-abortion agenda and promoting the corrupt business practices of questionable organizations like Planned Parenthood. We know that college campuses tend to lean liberal and promote pro-abortion messages. Too often, students are told that the ‘right’ to abortion on demand and free birth control, provided at the taxpayer expense, is synonymous with feminism. Students today deserve to know the truth about the history of feminism, abortion, and contraception in our nation. And we are taking our message to campuses nationwide because we are not afraid of a conversation in territory considered favorable to modern, failed feminism….”
Learn more here. And don’t forget, on Sunday, January 28, Students For Life of America will host their Sixth Annual West Coast Conference at St. Mary’s Cathedral!
Dr. John Bruchalski to speak at Walk for Life West Coast
It is a tragedy that many medical professionals end up performing abortions—a violation of their sacred calling. And yet, when such doctors and nurses have a change of heart and mind they have become some of the most effective proponents of the pro-life cause. One only needs think of the late great Dr. Bernard Nathanson, perhaps America’s leading abortionist, whose change of heart turned him into one of America’s most vocal, visible, and uncompromising champions of the unborn. Or, closer to home, our own Dr. Vansen Wong, OB-GYN, who appeared at the 2012 Walk for Life in his medical scrubs. Dr. Wong regretfully told the crowd that he had performed hundreds of abortion. But he also told the crowd that he now works at a pro-life medical clinic and that “Abortion is barbaric, abortion is intolerable, and abortion has no place in any civilized society.”
This year the Walk for Life West Coast is proud to welcome Dr. John Bruchalski, MD, FACOG, as one of our keynote speakers. Dr. Bruchalski received his M.D. from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL, in 1987. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical Center and the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine in Norfolk, Virginia in 1991. He received board certification in 1993.
In an all-too-familiar scenario, although he had been raised Catholic, Bruchalski fell away from the faith in college. LifeSiteNews reported in 2011 “There, he was taken in by professors and friends who claimed that the Catholic Church can change with the culture – that its teachings on divorce, homosexual marriage, abortion, and contraception would eventually conform to the pervading cultural values. ‘It became a non-issue – you could still be a great Catholic and choose to dissent from particular Church teachings’ he said.”
During his residency, Bruchalski performed abortions, under the belief that he was helping women. But he started noticing things. He told LifeSiteNews: “I didn’t see happiness or joy in my clinics…Wherever I had more abortion, more contraception, there were more broken relationships, more infections, more destruction, more brokenness…”
Come out on January 27 to hear the rest of the story!!
Exciting scholarship opportunity from 40 Days for Life at the Walk for Life West Coast!
What a great and generous idea! Our friends over at 40 Days for Life are offering a scholarship in the amount of $4,040, open to any high school senior, college, grad, medical or law student actively involved in the pro-life movement. The winner, with one parent or guardian, will be flown to and given accommodation in San Francisco, and the scholarship will be presented by 40 Days for Life’s President, Shawn Carney, right on stage at the January 27 Walk for Life West Coast.
You must apply through the 40 Days for Life app, and the application deadline is December 15th. Both the app and scholarship are now open! To learn about and download the app, and enter the scholarship contest, go here:
Lovely video from the Dominican Order, who are always there to stand for the truth, the Church, and the weak and defenseless.
Great video from the group who came from the Cathedral of Sacramento for the Walk! Young, joyful, and Pro-LIFE!
Check it out!
Great Walk for Life West Coast video by Annastasia Diamond! Watch it to the end. She writes:
“I stand for the innocent, tiny human beings that are being killed without having a chance to defend themselves. I stand for the voiceless & here’s our walk.“
Check it out!
Walk for Life West Coast volunteer Vivian Dudro discusses Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court on KRON TV.
Some beautiful photos from the website of the Western Province of the Dominicans–and you can see more here.
Great photos from Jay Balza of the Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco, and you can see more here.
The Info Faire. Look at all the people!
And here are shots of happy Walkers at the end of the Walk at Justin Herman Plaza:
More Dads for Life! Bless them!
The Order of Preachers–with guitars!!
Lovely and faithful young women!
Walk for Life West Coast co-chair Dolores Meehan and friend!
The Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest. These must be our good friends from St. Margaret Mary Church in Oakland! And that’s Jay, kneeling in front. To see more of his photos, go here.