Ecumenical pro-life advocates to walk in solidarity, marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, at the first ever Walk for Life San Diego
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SAN DIEGO, Jan. 7, 2013 /Christian Newswire
/ -- On Saturday January 19th Citizens from southern California will participate in San Diego's first Walk for Life, marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade
Walk participants will celebrate the magnificent gift of life from conception to natural death, and will look at the scientific facts stating human life begins at conception.
While over 50 million lives have been taken since Roe v. Wade in 1973 – the majority of Americans are pro-life with over 62% wanting abortion illegal according to a poll done by CNN in 2012.
"The people will continue to stand for the unborn, where women's reproductive rights are respected and protected because everyone, starting at conception until natural death, deserves to live." Mary Moran - Event Coordinator for the San Diego Walk for Life.
Speakers at the Walk include Walter Hoye - Founder/President of Issues 4 Life Foundation (Master of Ceremonies), Charmaine Yoest - President/CEO of Americans United for Life, Dr. Jim Garlow - Senior Pastor, Skyline Church, Rancho San Diego and Dran Reese - Director of The Salt and Light Council, and many other powerful speakers will share their testimonies.
"History will be hard on pro-abortionists, just as it is hard on those who were pro-slavery. Why? Because they were morally wrong," said Dr. Jim Garlow. He continues, "There are tours in Germany of the concentration camps, of the killing centers. Someday there will be tours of the abortuaries in America, the present day killing centers. And tourists will ask, "Where was the church? Why were people silent?" I do not want them to be referring to me. I will not be silent."
Director of Salt and Light Council Dran Reese, will share her heart wrenching and powerful story: "My mother was raped at gunpoint. I am alive because my mother let me live. I am grateful to be alive and thank my mom she didn't sentence me to death."
The public is invited to participate in this inspiring family-friendly event on January 19th at 9:00 a.m. at Balboa Park on the corner of 6th Avenue and Laurel St., San Diego. More details can be found at www.SanDiegoWalkForLife.com