SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The 14th annual Walk for Life West Coast is gearing up! The countdown is on for January 27th, 2018. Last year an estimated 55,000 attended the Walk for Life, and support rang out from around the country. This year promises to be just as epic with a schedule jam packed full of award winning speakers, medical professionals, and the founder of blackgenocide.org.
January 22, 1973 is the anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade which legalized abortion in the United States. That is the date (or close to the date) that was chosen for the march on San Fransisco defending the rights and dignity of the unborn, as well as the women who are harmed by abortion procedures. Norma McCorvey, also known as “Jane Roe” of Roe vs. Wade, herself became a giant of the pro-life community, dedicating the last 22 years of her life to overturning the law that bore her name. (Read more about her here, and here.)
An interesting item many might not realize is that this pro-life activity and its organizers keep the dignity of all life at the forefront. Last year they creatively brought in a balloon wall to block a megatron and posters with graphic content of aborted babies put up by about 50 abortion protestors who protest with a different philosophy than those who run and participate in the Walk For Life West Coast. This is a peaceful walk, and the code of conduct clearly outlines how participants are to conduct themselves and handle protestors who inevitably will have a small presence.
The mission statement of the annual walk says,
“To change the perceptions of a society that thinks abortion is an answer. Abortion does violence to women and to their children, both physically and emotionally. We deserve better than abortion…. Abortion harms women and men; it divides families and society. Women–and all people–deserve better than abortion. We strive to shed light on all issues of life, but particularly to change hearts hurt by the violence of abortion.”
The goal each year through the walk is, “To be a vocal and visual message that people of the West Coast stand for life. To reach out to women harmed by abortion. To inform society of the damage done to women by abortion.”
Online registration is still open to any who would like to join the March For Life West Coast. For those of us who are unable to attend, there is a shop where you can buy gear to show your support for all over the country. With the use of physical presence all over the country and social media throughout the world, let’s ban together in support for this fast growing and EPIC Walk For Life West Coast!!!