Tens of thousands of peaceful pro-life activists mass in San Francisco
By Valerie Schmalz and Dana Perrigan
“Tens of thousands of pro-life activists massed in front of San Francisco’s City Hall and then filled the city’s main thoroughfare Jan. 21, walking about two miles down Market Street to the Embarcadero.
Banging drums, praying and chanting ‘We are pro-life,’ the enthusiastic throngs filled Market Street and stopped traffic for more than a mile in a peaceful walk that took about an hour. Abortion rights protesters briefly stopped the walk by pulling orange netting hung with coat hangers in front of the walk, led by a banner that said “Abortion hurts women.” Police who rode bicycles and motorcycles in advance of the walk, pulled the abortion protesters out of the street.