Pro-Life Students Finish Cross-Country Walk Against Abortion This Weekend
by Steven Ertelt
August 13, 2010
Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — On Saturday, nearly four dozen young adults and college students from colleges around the country will meet in Washington, D.C. to cap off three different cross-country walks. Their participation in the Crossroads event is a way to highlight opposition to abortion nationwide.
Crossroads has sponsored these pro-life walks across America every summer since 1995.
Passing through 36 states and thousands of towns and cities, they have witnessed the reality that the overwhelming majority of Americans identify themselves as pro-life.
Walking night and day, through rain or shine, these young people have spent the last 12 weeks witnessing to hundreds of thousands of Americans.
Wearing shirts that are emblazoned with the words "PRO-LIFE" in big letters on the front, these dedicated walkers have had an amazing summer.
"The mainstream media may tell you different, but we can say with authority and through actual experience at the grass-roots level, that America is truly a pro-life country," Martha Nolan, the national director of the group, told LifeNews.com today.
"The reality is that the Obama Administration is sadly out of touch with the values of mainstream America. We know because what we experience firsthand from the hundreds of thousands of people we meet along the way is in stark contrast to the strident stances now coming from the leadership in Washington," she said.
The three different walks across the United States started on May 24th on the west coast and conclude in the nation’s capital tomorrow with a noon rally at Upper Senate Park on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building.
"The youth of America are rejecting the lies of previous generations and are the real future of the pro-life movement," stated Nolan. "We’ve seen this each year as we conduct these cross-country pilgrimages — each summer more and more young people are taking a stand for life and being a voice for the voiceless."
During the journey, each walker averages over 1,000 miles and takes an active role in the organization’s mission by speaking to churches and youth groups as well as doing radio and newspaper interviews.
Crossroads walkers also engage local communities through peaceful, prayerful protests and sidewalk counseling at abortion businesses in the cities they travel through along the journey.
This summer, Crossroads is also sponsoring its third annual pro-life walk across Canada. Consisting of college students from throughout Canada, this walk started in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th and ends tomorrow at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa.
Related web sites:
Crossroads – https://www.crossroadswalk.com
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