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Forty College Students Finish Walking Over 12,000 Miles

Contact: Jim Nolan, Crossroads, 202-285-0466

WASHINGTON, Aug. 11, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Saturday, August 11, over 40 young people from colleges around the country will meet in Washington, D.C. to mark the conclusion of their 4 simultaneous pro-life walks across America. Walking from Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose & Los Angeles to Washington, DC -- all 4 groups to hold pro-life rally at the US Capitol. They are walking with a group called Crossroads, who has sponsored these pro-life walks across America every summer since 1995. Passing through 40 states and thousands of towns and cities, they have witnessed the reality that the overwhelming majority of Americans identify themselves as pro-life.

"The mainstream media may tell you different, but we can say with authority and through actual experience at the grass-roots level, that America is truly a pro-life country." observed Jim Nolan, National Director of Crossroads Pro-Life. "The reality is that the Obama Administration is sadly out of touch with the values of mainstream America. We know because what we experience firsthand from the hundreds of thousands of people we meet along the way is in stark contrast to the strident stances now coming from the leadership in Washington, D.C."

These 4 walks started on May 19th on the west coast and conclude here in Washington, D.C. today, August 11th with a Rally at 12:00 noon at Upper Senate Park on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building. Walking through rain or shine, these young people have spent the last 12 weeks witnessing to hundreds of thousands of Americans. Wearing shirts that are emblazoned with the words "PRO-LIFE" in big letters on the front, these dedicated walkers have had an amazing summer. "With the recent attacks by the Obama administration on religious liberty and conscience rights of pro-life americans, the witness of these young people is needed more now than ever" stated Nolan. "The dignity and value of human life is under unprecedented assault in our country -- we need to take a stand and let our elected representatives that America is a pro-life country. The polls show what we've been seeing for many years -- the majority of Americans are pro-life and the ultra-left in our country is out of touch."

Since 1995, Crossroads has organized 12 week long walks across America from the west coast to Washington, D.C., to actively take part in rebuilding a Culture of Life in the United States. During the journey, each walker averages over 1,000 miles and takes an active role in the organization's mission by speaking to churches and youth groups as well as doing radio and newspaper interviews. Crossroads walkers also engage local communities through peaceful, prayerful protests and sidewalk counseling at abortion clinics in the cities they travel through.

This summer, Crossroads is also sponsoring their 5th Annual Pro-Life walk across Canada as well as walks in Ireland & Spain.

For more information or to conduct an interview, please contact Jim Nolan at 202-285-0466.