It’s coming this rainy Saturday, January 24, 2009 starting at 11:00 AM in Justin Herman Plaza near the Ferry Building – the 5th Annual Walk for Life West Coast. Will you be among the tens of thousands expected? (Dress for rain.) It will look a little something like this.
These Life Walkers are now using the Twitter to keep their minions informed, thusly:
“Reality check – in the last five minutes more than 500 babies were killed world wide.
So that’ll be a new wrinkle this year. Otherwise, it should be the same old thing, with speeches in Mandarin, Cantonese and Spanish, chartered buses from all over the place, your Feminists For Life, San Francisco Archdiocese Auxiliary Bishop William Justice, counterprotesters, etc.
Counterdemonstrators at the first Walk for Life West Coast, back in 2005, click to expand:
But probably there won’t be all that many counterdemonstrators, if last year’s event is any guide. Some groups in San Francisco appear to ignore this annual event, saving their energy for other battles.
So there you have it. More info here, and after the jump:
5th Annual Walk for Life West Coast, Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. – Justin Herman Plaza at Market Street and the Ferry Building, San Francisco
More than 25,000 pro-life women, men and children are expected to rally in San Francisco at the foot of Market Street on Saturday, January 24th, and then walk nearly 2 miles across the city, through Fisherman’s Wharf ending at Marina Green in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is the fifth annual Walk for Life West Coast, organized by a group of San Francisco residents and attracting participants from throughout California and the rest of the West. The Walk for Life West Coast’s motto is “Abortion Hurts Women,” and the speakers will address the cost of abortion for women and ways to help women and protect life from conception to natural death.
Schedule of events:
Rally with speakers at Justin Herman Plaza: 11:00 am
Walk begins: 12 noon
— Frank Lee, coordinator of Asian Americans Against Abortion
— Diana Nagy, singer crisis pregnancy at 15 ended in adoption
— Mother Agnes Mary, Sisters of Life
— Karen Shablin, Feminists for Life, places her abortion within the context of feminism
— Rev. Clenard Childress Jr., founder of BlackGenocide.org, addresses
the civil rights implications of abortion
After the Walk at Marina Green: 2 – 4 p.m.
— Info Faire and a Silent No More
(http://www.silentnomoreawareness.org/) gathering for women and men to
share stories of abortion featuring Georgette Forney from Silent No
More and Fr. Frank Pavone from Priests for Life
BAACORE is calling on all people who oppose this climate of hate to come out on January 24 to the “Unite to Fight the Right Wing” event. The event will begin with a rally at San Francisco’s Music Concourse (Embarcadero and Market Sts.) at 10:30am.