PLANNED PARENTHOOD "SHAKING IN THEIR BOOTS"
On Saturday, January 22, 2011, our sponsoring organization Unborn Word Alliance had an exhibitor booth at the 7th annual WALK FOR LIFE WEST COAST which took place in San Francisco. An estimated 40,000 people participated in the Walk.
The Walk began at 11:00 a.m., but at 8:00 a.m. there was a Mass at the Catholic Cathedral in San Francisco, thereby linking praying & walking for Life; a good way to start. The large Cathedral Church was full. But what surprised us was the number of young people attending this 8:00 a.m. Mass on a Saturday morning. At least 50% of the congregation looked to be under 30, and probably 2/3 of the congregation was under 35. (Note: To get there for 8:00 a.m., they had to get up at probably 6:30 a.m. or earlier - on a Saturday!)
For those of us....over 39....this was inspiring. Dude, it was awesome!!!
One of the keynote speakers before the Walk was Abby Johnson, the former Director of a Planned Parenthood abortion facility, turned Pro - Life. As she looked out over the Young crowd, she spoke out enthusiastically:
"You are the new generation of pro-lifers and let me tell you something friends, Planned Parenthood and the pro-choice movement, they are shaking in their boots.... They are terrified because there are so many more pro - life young adults than pro - choice young adults....You guys 30 years of age and younger, you guys, you're the movement. You're the next generation. This is our time; make it count."
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