The 'left coast' affirms life, too

Friday, January 20, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Pro-lifer with hatCalifornia is known for its left-wing politics and San Francisco might lead the entire state, yet a pro-life effort keeps getting bigger.

In the forty-four years since Roe v. Wade, an annual March for Life has been held in the nation’s capital to take a stand for the life of the unborn.

This year’s march is scheduled January 27 to avoid splitting attention between today's presidential inauguration and the issue of life.

In conjunction, marches will be held in various cities throughout the country for those who can’t make it to DC.

San Francisco is the site of the 13th annual Walk for Life West Coast Saturday, January 21.

Lisa Hamrick, one of the organizers, says the West Coast event has been blessed by God.

 "We never expected when we started meeting in the fall of 2004, and we had 7,500 people for the first year, that within 13 years we'd become the second-largest annual pro-life event in the United States," Hamrick says.

Fifty to seventy thousand people are expected for the San Francisco march this year. One attraction is the lineup of speakers including Pam Tebow, mother of Tim Tebow; Reggie Littlejohn, who has fought against forced abortion in China; and Melissa Ohden of The Abortion Survivors Network. 

Hamrick expects a diverse group, including many youths, for the Saturday march.

"So many young people in youth groups, high school and college groups, people of all ages, families and people get so fired up they go back and found pro-life groups and walks in their own cities," she says.

Meanwhile, a contingent of pro-life activists are on hand this weekend in Washington to help women marching in support of abortion heal from their own wounds.

The Women's March on DC is set for Saturday to support Roe v. Wade.

On the other hand, Mark Harrington of Created Equal will head a delegation to line the streets with about 50 people with a different message.

Created Equal will display signs with pictures of the reality of abortion, actual photos of aborted babies.

"We realize that there's a large contingent of those who actually had abortions," Harrington says. "We're not there in judgment. We're not there trying to condemn these women. We're there reaching out to them, saying that abortion is not the answer and that there's healing for abortion in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

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