50,000 TO 60,000 PRO-LIFERS join largest Walk for Life West Coast to date…FR. JOS. FESSIO: WALK FOR LIFE’S NEW CHAPLAIN

Published January 28, 2014 by goyodelarosa

Tens of thousands join largest Walk for Life West Coast to date (110 PHOTOS)

BY JOHANNA DASTEEL

  • Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:08 EST

Ignatius Press founder and president Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J., serves as the Walk’s new chaplain. 

Update Jan 28: The Walk for Life organizers originally told LifeSiteNews they estimated the crowd at between 60,000 and 70,000. They have now revised their estimate to 50,000-60,000. The article reflects the change.

SAN FRANCISCO, January 27, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Pro-lifers from across the western half of the U.S. flooded San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza Saturday morning for the biggest Walk for Life West Coast to date.

Organizers estimate the crowd to have been between 50,000 and 60,000.

The event has grown ever year since it began in 2005 with 5,000 participants. Last year’s event drew an estimated 50,000.

Kicking off the rally, the Walk for Life organizers surprised Georgette Forney of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign with a St. Gianna Molla Award.

They then announced that Ignatius Press founder and president Rev. Joseph Fessio, S.J., would serve as the Walk’s new chaplain following the death of former chaplain Rev. John Malloy, SDB.

Like the March for Life in DC last week, this year’s Walk for Life focused on adoption.  It featuring speakers such as Shari Rigby, a post-abortive actress who starred in October Baby, a film that revolves around the topic of adoption.  Also speaking on the topic, Lamb of God maternity home director Grace Dulaney told the crowd that, unlike abortion, adoption is the only option that everyone can live with.

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