Due to a scheduling conflict (the West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice had reserved our usual location) our Walk for Life was moved. The West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice was very helpful though; this new venue provided better access to BART and granted us much more distinction as we walked down Market Street. So thank you.
Walk For Life West Coast 2012
Silent No More started the day’s events by sharing their testimonies. They courageously told stories, they had for years held secretly in their heart. They shared the stories of their abortion experiences, the sights, sounds and smells that had been imprinted in their brain and stamped forever in their heart, and they would be Silent No More.
There were two more testimonies from Lori Hoye and Jacquie Stalnaker that would touch even the hardest of hearts. And finally an enthusiastic presentation from Pastor Clenard Howard Childress, Jr of Black Genocide.org before we were on our way.
Though we didn’t warrant as much press as the Occupy demonstration, the Chronicle did post some nice pictures on their web site. And ABC did a cover the event - thank you.
At Market and Powell we had a minor altercation that stopped our walk when some protestors (possibly members of West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice walking from Justin Herman Plaza) attempted to stop us from continuing down Market by placing orange plastic fencing decorated with hangers across the street. The SFPD raced, they took this very seriously, to the center of the intersection and had the whole thing (one person) flex cuffed. No arrests were made just restrained. The other side had a right to be there. It was a perfect display of our First Amendment Right to freedom of speech and to peaceably assemble. God bless the U.S.A.
It was a beautiful day in the city. Looking forward to the day when the Walk for Life and March for Life will not be necessary because all human life will be protected and valued from conception to natural death. Pax
We put together a montage of pictures and video from our outing. Please be advised that at 2.02 there will be cuss words and other vulgar demonstrations. Turn off the video at this time if you would rather not hear from the other side.