An amazing video of the Belly of the Beast. San Francisco in many ways has declined from a very evenly split pro-life city in 1973 to one where we are out numbered 10 to 1 but many people of faith remain and return to fight the battle for Truth. We will not abandon the most blessed part of the USA to the Lost. We will witness and pray for those trapped in the post-Christian culture. Stay strong in prayer.
A surprisingly fair piece from the SF Chronicle. It was a gloriously sunny day with 50,000 of the most peaceful, multi-cultural, multi-age, mutli-income, bi-partisan marchers. The message was Love and Faith in facing the evil of abortion. It is inspiring. So many good people helping women, men, and most importantly The Holy Innocents!
From the SF Chronicle:
Tens of thousands of sign-carrying demonstrators filled Civic Center Plaza for an afternoon rally Saturday and then paraded down Market Street in what is annually one of the nation’s largest marches against abortion.
It’s been 45 years since a landmark Supreme Court ruling legalized abortion nationwide. Every year, activists with Walk for Life West Coast plan their march for the weekend closest to the Jan. 22 anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling.
The goal, according to Walk for Life’s website, is “to reach out to women harmed by abortion” and “to inform society of the damage done to women by abortion.”
Eva Muntean, a Walk for Life organizer, told attendees that they were “here to take back the narrative that abortion is a right.”
“We are not going away,” Muntean said. “We will not rest until every life is protected in America.”
The Rev. Clenard Childress Jr., a speaker at the event, told the crowd that President Trump — who recently addressed thousands of antiabortion activists at the annual March for Life in Washington — is helping the cause.
“I thank God for a pro-life president with pro-life laws,” he said.
As the protesters headed down Market Street carrying signs, one stood out from the crowd. Georgette Forney, co-founder of Silent No More Awareness Campaign, carried a sign that read, “I regret my abortion.”
Forney, now a 57-year-old antiabortion advocate, said she had the procedure done when she was a 16-year-old high school junior and 12 weeks pregnant.
“It came to me that I didn’t just have an abortion,” she said as she walked down Market Street. “I aborted a human being. I aborted a child. I aborted a person.”
For Oakland resident Berta Ortega, it was her daughter who had an abortion at 16, she said. Ortega held a sign at the rally that read “Moms for Life” as she said her daughter has “never been able to deal with” the abortion more than a decade later.
“Today’s society doesn’t really pay enough attention to the true value of life. It is viewed as a commodity,” said Ortega, 68. “I think the youth needs to know the truth.”
Deeper in the crowd, Modesto resident Adriana Stevens held a sign that read “Smile Your Mom Chose Life #blessed.” Stevens, 26, said adoption is an option and that she plans to both adopt and have biological children with her husband.
“To women that are expecting or think that they’re alone, they really aren’t,” she said. “There’s other resources.”
As the march approached Market and Fifth streets, dozens of police officers formed a buffer between antiabortion walkers and counterprotesters who chanted, “Our bodies, our choice” and “Abortion is health care, and health care is a right.”
Kelly Groth, a 28-year-old San Francisco resident, held a sign that read “Free abortion on demand without apology.”
“We deserve a right to our own bodies,” Groth said. “It is a woman’s decision along with her doctor. The church and the government should not be intervening.”
But both sides kept the peace as marchers continued to Embarcadero Plaza. Marchers sang “Amazing Grace” or chanted “Pro-life’s the way to be. Pro-life you and me.”
Organizers had told marchers early on to remain peaceful and instead opt for “joy and compassion.”
“Where there’s life, there’s hope,” organizer Muntean said. “The Walk of Life is also a walk of hope.”