Pro-Life Pioneer Joe Scheidler Will Receive Award at Walk for Life West Coast

National   |   Rose Trabbic   |   Jan 2, 2018   |   5:26PM   |   Washington, DC

Pro-life pioneer Joe Scheidler, who has often been described as the “grandfather” of the American pro-life movement, has just signed on to speak at the 14th annual Walk for Life West Coast on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He will also be honored with the 2018 St. Gianna Molla Award, which recognizes those who have made a special contribution to the pro-life cause. Over 50,000 participants are expected at the rally and walk.

Mr. Scheidler has been fighting for the rights of the unborn even before the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. After working for other pro-life organizations for several years, Joe founded the Pro-Life Action League to serve the need he saw for pro-life Americans to take bold, direct action to save babies from abortion in their own communities. His 1985 pro-life activists manual, “CLOSED: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion”, put pro-lifers throughout the United States and the world to work effectively fighting abortion. Mr. Scheidler’s commitment and determination have been an inspiration for generations of pro-life activists who have followed.

Joining Mr. Scheidler in speaking at the rally are also Terry Beatley, founder of the Hosea Initiative; pro-life OBGYN Dr. John Bruchalski; and Rev. Clenard Childress, Jr., the founder of the website

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Organizers have also released a powerful new promo video and encourage people to share this on social media. The video may be viewed directly at or on the main website,

The 2018 Walk for Life West Coast will begin at 12:30 PM with a rally in the city’s Civic Center Plaza. Following the rally, participants will walk down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.

Founded in 2005 by a group of San Francisco Bay Area residents, the Walk for Life West Coast’s mission is to change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. For more details, and to view a powerful promo video for the walk that can be shared on social media, please visit: