by Maria Vitale Gallagher
LifeNews.com Staff Writer
January 11, 2006
San Francisco, CA (LifeNews.com) — A group of pro-abortion protesters are planning to try to shut down a West Coast Walk for Life in San Francisco.
The protesters are calling their effort a demonstration to “Defend Women’s Reproductive Autonomy, Confront the Right-Wing Invasion, and Shut Down the Walk for Life.”
A group calling itself Anarchist Action plans to meet January 21st in San Francisco and “stop the anti-choice march in its tracks.”
Organizers of the Walk for Life West Coast say they are “fully committed to the right of peaceful protest.” They say they expect a vocal counterdemonstration to their 2006 walk.
In a statement on its website, Walk for Life West Coast states, “Our witness to peace in the face of such vile hostility is our greatest contribution to the pro-life movement.”
Pastor Clenard Childress, a leader of the African-American pro-life movement in the U.S., has said, “In every generation there is a people who rise above complacency and mediocrity and cry against injustices that deny access and privilege to its citizens. Such are those who will march in the streets of San Francisco for the well-being of our most precious citizens, whose rights have continually been denied and their lives destroyed.”
Last year, thousands gathered to celebrate life in San Francisco, which is considered to be a pro-abortion stronghold.
Those who rallied focused on how the pro-life message is more pro-woman and they carried signs saying, "Women Deserve Better Than Abortion."
"Abortion is not the emancipation of women," Sally Winn, the vice president of Feminists for Life, told the large crowd. "Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women."
"When they ask us, ‘What about the woman,’ we will not say, ‘What about the baby?’ We will give them a good answer. We will say, ‘We refuse to choose between women and their children. We will fight for you who deserve better than abortion."
Related web sites:
Walk for Life West Coast – https://www.walkforlifewc.com