Skip to comments.Thousands Gather in San Francisco for 'Walk For Life' Anti-Abortion Rally
Posted on 01/26/2014 9:59:36 AM PST by nickcarraway
Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in San Francisco Saturday for an anti-abortion march and rally.
This is the 10th year for the Walk for Life West Coast, and although the event is over, it continues to have an impact on traffic in-and-out of the city Saturday night.
When the event finished Saturday afternoon, traffic along the Embarcadero was sluggish, and marchers were making their way back to buses parked past AT&T Park.
Early Saturday, a massive crowd gathered at Civic Center Plaza for an anti-abortion rally before marching down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.
Many of the protesters were bused in from other parts of the state, and many churches from the Central Valley came from Turlock, Fresno, and even some from Southern California.
A much smaller group of about 100 pro-choice demonstrators gathered at Powell and Market streets, and the demonstrators remained peaceful on both sides.
Many marchers said San Francisco is the perfect place for such a rally because of its well-known liberal politics.
"This is a tradition," demonstrator Nancy Shanafelt said. "I cant stop. We have to save babies."
"We are here to teach our kids that life is important and that abortion should not be done," another demonstrator said.
Traffic continued to be slow near Union Square, and on Market Street and Van Ness Avenue, Saturday evening. Those planning to drive into San Francisco Saturday night are told to be aware of heavy traffic.
Last year, organizers estimated there were 50,000 people at the march.
There is no official count yet for this year, but organizers expected this years crowd to be at least that large.
I’m sure it’s all over the news today.
Don’t those marchers understand its “their” city?
I’m surprised the city approved a permit. Meanwhile, free crack pipes for the needy.
Very brave people...heroes all !!!!
There's a resolution before the Board of Supervisors. It's "Opposing Anti-Abortion Banners on Market Street."
Resolution opposing the anti-abortion banners on Market Street, urging the dedication of banner proceeds to the Department of Public Health for a campaign advancing accurate and scientifically verifiable education about womens reproductive health, and requesting the review of banner regulations to assess whether the banners were issued in violation of City law.
It is sponsored by eight of the eleven supervisors.
Meanwhile, if some conservative city council overwhelmingly made a resolution "opposing...banners" of some pet leftist cause, you'd be seeing breathless extended coverage on your national network evening news, at least if you still watched such a thing.
They hang rainbow flags on all the public buildings in that city at the drop of a hat.
I haven't been around there very recently, but fairly recently I've seen rainbow banners week after week on the light poles along upper Market Street. I wonder how close these and those Opposed Anti-Abortion Banners got to each other.
Sorry there, supervisors. The pro-life position is supported by science, the pro-abortion position is not. If you supervisors are honest about wanting women to receive accurate scientific information about their "reproductive health", will you support forcing abortionists to give prospective clients an overview of pregnancy with a focus on fetal development at the time of the abortion?
The nervous system begins to form at three weeks after conception. By five weeks, all organs are formed and the brain is acting as master controller. The fetus is aware--albeit not in the same manner as an adult, but it still senses and responds to its environment. This consciousness continues to become more refined as time goes by, until the brain reaches its mature state at about age 25 (that's years, not months).
There is no scientific basis for the hooey that is used to support abortion.