We respect, admire, and love Fr. Frank Pavone!
He has a great piece about the Walk for Life West Coast today, really capturing the our specific feeling and atmosphere, in LifeNews:
Thousands of People Will Take the Pro-Life Message to San Francisco at West Coast Walk for Life
Every year since 2007, I have made it a priority to take part in the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. Even though I was in Washington last week for the March for Life, I would never think of missing the West Coast event.
Like the March for Life, the Walk for Life is a response to the tragedy unleashed in our nation by the legalization of abortion on January 22, 1973. It is an event “for life” that is not diluted by the idea that pro-life events should focus on a wide range of issues. Its sole reason for being is to protest the fact that the lives of children in the womb are no longer protected by law.
Each year, the crowd at the Walk for Life gets bigger, representing people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and religious and political affiliations. All are united in their commitment to defend the unborn and display that remarkable combination of sadness and joy. We are rightly distressed and grieve the ongoing loss of life by abortion; but we are filled with the joy our faith brings us that death has been conquered in Jesus Christ.
While the March for Life, because it is in D.C., is more policy-focused, with a larger number of elected officials speaking at the rally, the Walk for Life places a stronger emphasis on the indisputable fact that abortion hurts women, and that there needs to be a cultural change….
And he will be here again Saturday, at the Silent No More Awareness Rally preceding the Walk. Bless his heart!