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In sex-saturated San Francisco, West Coast Walk for Life a beacon of hope
Note: Steve Macias the Students for Life of America West Coast Field Agent
Growing up in Sacramento, California I am well accustomed to the wild west coast and its liberal slant. Especially when it came to matters on the sanctity of human life. I can remember being introduced to sexuality and matters of birth control in sixth grade, and just months later Planned Parenthood entered our classroom, violating the appropriate nature of a banana with a colorful condom. At the time, this didn’t seem strange but ordinary. I remember even a sense of anticipation from my classmates who were excessively aroused to learn all about sex.
This was our sexually saturated culture, the consequence being an attraction to the recklessness of promiscuity, which gave way to the entertainment of the abortion industry’s services. Their place was prominent in our High Schools, teaching health classes, dispersing contraceptives and saturating our campus with their propaganda. As a generation we had grown up with Planned Parenthood and we had been unknowingly coerced as participants into their pre-born genocide. Those of us who weren’t sucked in were helpless to face the pro-abortion machine, California being too liberal a place for our opinions to be tolerated. We were suppressed.
The most liberal and brutally supportive cities of the Pre-born genocide, San Francisco, became the home of our new hope: the West Coast Walk for Life. Thousands of us joined in 2005 and it continues to grow each year. The fact that such a loud, clear and beautiful pro-life, pro-woman, pro-family Walk is being held in San Francisco gives more punch to our message; the walk is a symbolic procession of optimism and our enthusiasm shakes up the city and motivates all involved in the Pro-Life Movement. We are not going to be suppressed any longer.
This year is especially important as pro-life youth continue to rally support for women and their children. As recent polls have shown, the youth of America are increasingly identifying themselves as pro-life. Undoubtedly we are the pro-life generation. This year will be the First Annual Walk for Life Youth Rally following the Walk for Life. This is an opportunity for pro-life youth to proudly gather with other young people from across California, take a stand for Life, and learn how to save lives in their schools and communities
Students for Life offers pro-life leadership training for students who wish to take a stand for Life on their campuses and in their communities. And more importantly, we are able to unify the pro-life movement by connecting the youth of America with national pro-life leaders. This same weekend, Students for Life, Rock for Life, 40 Days for Life, and Human Life Alliance will be co-sponsoring the first ever National Pro-Life Youth Rally immediately following the annual pro-life March in Washington, D.C. The Rally will be an historic event to unite and activate the youth of America on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.
Whether you are on the West Coast or the East Coast, students are working to end abortion. We are the generation who have been affected by abortion. We have seen its effects on our friends and in our own lives. We know we are missing siblings, cousins, and friends because of abortion. The violence to women and to their children, both physically and emotionally, must stop and this generation shall see to it.
Walk for Life West Coast
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 2011
Time: 11:00 am
Location: Justin Herman Plaza on Market Street
Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic manager
Mary Poirier, “Prayer breaks”; abortion testimony
Denise and Brian Walker, founders of Everlasting Ministries
Kathleen Eaton, founder of Birth Choice Health Clinics
Youth Rally Time: Right After the Walk (3:00 – 5:30 pm)