November 29, 2012 – Pro-lifers on the west coast are energized and making plans for this year’s 9th Annual Walk for Life West Coast on January 26, 2013, which will begin at 12:30 PM in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza. They expect to produce a bigger, more dynamic, grassroots Walk for Life West Coast that will demonstrate a growing trend: America is becoming more pro-life.
Dolores Meehan, Walk for Life West Coast co-founder and organizer, says, “The indomitable spirit of pro-lifers will never be dampened by the seeming success of pro-abortion policies. Public policies come and go, but the courage and righteousness of individuals persevering to protect the most vulnerable in our midst … that’s what will be remembered for generations to come. Now more than ever, we must stand and be counted in the public square. We are ‘in it’ to ‘win it’.”
The Walk for Life is gearing up for some vibrant speakers this year, including:
· Lacey Buchanan, a young mother whose YouTube video about her blind son went viral and has touched over 11 million viewers;
· Elaine Riddick, a woman who was forcibly sterilized at age 14 under orders from North Carolina’s Eugenics Board, whose goal was to purify the state’s population by weeding out the mentally ill, diseased, feebleminded and others deemed undesirable;
· Rev. Clenard Childress, the founder and director of www.BlackGenocide.org, a website designed to reach the African-American Community with the truth about abortion;
· Kelly and Matthew Clinger, a post-abortive couple who share their story about the heartache and pain caused by life in the music industry, divorce, addiction, and abortion.
The Walk for Life West Coast team is also excited to announce that actress and model Jennifer O’Neill (www.jenniferoneill.com), who is the national spokeswoman for the Silent No More Post-Abortion Awareness Campaign, will join the Silent No More program prior to the rally.
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.
More details and the most up-to-date information about the walk is available at: www.walkforlifewc.com.