Seventh Walk for Life West Coast Marks Abortion Opposition

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 4, 2011   |   1:26PM   |   San Francisco, CA

Tens of thousands of people are expected to rally in downtown San Francisco to mark the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that allowed virtually unlimited abortions.

The marchers participating in the West Coast Walk for Life will then walk along San Francisco’s waterfront to show peaceful support for unborn children and their mothers because women deserve better than abortion.

The event has become the alternative to the March for Life for people who live in the western United States and don’t have the time or money to make it to Washington, D.C.for the March for Life, which annually attracts hundreds of thousands of people. The west coast version starts Saturday, January 22 at 11 a.m at the Justin Herman Plaza near the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco.

The walk begins after a rally and continues to Marina Green in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.

At the rally, Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic manager will talk about her conversion to the pro-life position and leaving the abortion industry.

Mary Poirier will share her testimony of having an abortion and regretting the experience, Denise and Brian Walker, founders of Everlasting Ministries will share their pro-life perspective, and Kathleen Eaton, founder of Birth Choice Health Clinics, will talk about helping women in crisis pregnancy situations. [related]

After the Walk for Life will be the First Annual Youth Rally at 3 p.m. at Fort Mason.

“After more than 38 years of legalized abortion, participating in the San Francisco Walk for Life West Coast allows us time to reflect on the impact abortion has had on our culture,” says Georgette Forney, the head of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign. “This walk and time of reflection will open the door for the West Coast to send the message: From sea to shining sea—American’s value life. From the unborn to their mothers to the vulnerable elderly—all life is worthy of protection and love!”