The video opens with footage from 2005, when 7,000 pro-lifers, opposed by the Mayor and Board of Supervisors of the city of San Francisco, faced down volatile protesters and took to the city’s streets in a peaceful march for the littlest among us. Thus the Walk for Life West Coast was born.
This powerful new video shows how the Walk has grown each year, ending with footage from 2013, when over 50,000 men, women, and children, joined by the Papal Nuncio, carried the pro-life message from the Civic Center, down Market Street to the Bay. Since its founding in 2005, the Walk for Life West Coast, now one of the largest annual events in San Francisco, has become a regular feature of the City’s life.
As the 10th anniversary approaches, West Coast pro-lifers are energized and making plans for the 10th Annual Walk for Life West Coast at San Francisco’s Civic Center on January 25, 2014.
The 2014 Walk promises a bigger, more dynamic, and grassroots event that will make manifest an increasingly obvious truth: America is becoming more pro-life.
The Walk for Life West Coast is gearing up for some vibrant speakers this year, including:
• Shari Rigby, actress in the film October Baby, who will share her powerful testimony of post-abortion healing
• Grace Dulaney, founder of the Agnus Dei Foundation, who will share her personal experience with adoption and the work she is doing to help women who choose adoption
• Monica Snyder, a representative of Secular Pro-Life, a group that seeks to unite all pro-lifers regardless of religious beliefs or lack thereof
• Rev. Clenard Childress, founder and director of www.BlackGenocide.org, a website designed to reach the African-American Community with the truth about abortion
The Silent No More Post-Abortion Awareness Campaign, an important part of the Walk since its founding, will once again offer a program of testimony from abortion survivors and post-abortion healing prior to the rally. At this rally and through the Walk itself, participants are eager to respond to the call of Pope Francis, “We need to proclaim the Gospel on every street corner preaching the good news of the kingdom and healing, even with our preaching, every kind of disease and wound.”
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. Walk participants are expected from throughout the Bay Area and across the United States and Canada.