Friday, August 13, 2010

Forty College Students Finish Walking Over 10,000 Miles For The Pre-Born & An End to Abortion:

Forty College Students Finish Walking Over 10,000 Miles on Their 3 Simultaneous Pro-Life Walks Across America

Walking from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles to Washington, DC -- all three groups meet to pray at the Supreme Court for an end to abortion.

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /Christian Newswire/ -- This Saturday, August 14, over 40 young people from colleges around the country will meet in Washington, D.C. to mark the conclusion of their 3 simultaneous pro-life walks across America. They are walking with a group called Crossroads, who has sponsored these pro-life walks across America every summer since 1995. Passing through 36 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 Martha 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 3 walks started on May 24th on the west coast and conclude here in Washington, D.C. tomorrow on August 14th with a Rally at 12:00 noon at Upper Senate Park on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building. Walking night and day, 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. "The youth of America are rejecting the lies of previous generations and are the real future of the pro-life movement," stated Nolan. "We've seen this each year as we conduct these cross-country pilgrimages -- each summer more and more young people are taking a stand for life and being a voice for the voiceless." 

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 3rd Annual Pro-Life walk across Canada. Made up of volunteer colleges students from throughout Canada, this walk started in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th and ends tomorrow, Saturday, August 14th at the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario. 

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