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Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Dan Deeny

Thank you for the information on the San Francisco Walk for Life. Every little bit helps.

Richard

IndyBay.org has several pictures of angry, vulgar protesters.

What a complete river of hate.

Dan

I was there with my family. It was quite a nice march. This was our first one, so I don't know how it compares with past marches, but the opposition was quite visible -- it marched parallel to us as we went down the Embarcadero. One woman in the opposition had a sign that read: "City of peace and love, get the f**k out." The sign that disturbed me the most was a big white sheet that had written on it: "ABORT CHRISTIANITY." Imagine a world without Christianity. The ugliness that you see in the pictures of the opposition would be just the beginning.

Bryan

One of the paragraphs wasn't quite complete, and the bias of the Chronicle is ridiculous...

The tone was more confrontational along the route of the march on Embarcadero, where some abortion-rights advocates shouted at the marchers and gave thumbs-down signs while others chanted slogans like, "If you don't like abortion, then don't have one," (should continue)while most of the others swore at little children and repeatedly flipped off everyone of a pro-life mindset.

The march was great this year. I think there were more than 30,000, if last years numbers of 25,000 were correct. This was WAY bigger than last year. The counter protest was bigger as well.

I can't wait for next year. I hope everyone reading this will consider going.

I.R.

I was there for the first time: native SFcan, I was "prochoice" for a good 20 years -- what changed me was seeing crime against animals, against our earth etc.-- -- I found my voice very loud and hypocritical --
I believe we're linked -- I don't believe in selective killing -- I changed -- I was very impressived with the walk and very happy that it's growing:
I listen to a lot of independent radio & about 2 weeks prior to the walk I heard a young woman begging people to attend the protest against us -- she was scared -- she said that it was the Catholic Church running the show and that we support the minute men, and that we support war, and support Bush and are all republicans -- she threw in the kitchen sink also -- she was desperate and that's a sign-- and that's the only sign you read.
To those who were disturbed by the paper signs - DON'T-- I was on the sidelines all the way -- you just smile and look at the beauty of the world around you -- I don't remember one face on the sidelines -- but I do remember the birds and the ships, the beauty of our city. I don't know -- I grew up with three brothers in the house I got used to turning it off and moving on. Enjoy it -- and thank God that we can all speak -- & have a say -- go to a military cemetary & you'll see the beauty of the protest -- Walk like you mean it -- and fly over the muck -- don't get your feet dirty by wasting your education on reading garbage -- move on -- respect, walk with peace, and think of something that makes you happy and SMILE

Julie Kramer

I attended this wonderful event with my husband, daughter (8yrs.), and mother in law..for the first time. What a blessing this was for everyone involved. For the culture of death supporters, I noticed a recurring theme of their opposition which was "self". All of the arguments and hatred spewed towards our 32,000+ revolved around "I,ME and MY". It seems that they want what is right for them and not the unborn. I am a firm believer that God does not make mistakes, no pregnancy is a mistake and whether that baby has been conceived to bless the biological mother/father's life or an adoptive family's life, it is just that...a blessing!! My family and I prayed the rosary the entire length of the march and felt the presence of our Blessed Mother with us. I noticed the fierce presence of the youth marching with us. WOW!! I also want to mention the police of SF...thank you officers!! At the start of the march, barely five minutes in...a culture of death supporter approached us and attempted to hand my daughter a condom and yelled at her "use this when you f#%k and you won't need an abortion!" I felt the anger start to well up inside of me, but thankfully as the man was yelling at us, a SF police officer came out of no where and said to the man,"Hey, move back on the side walk..NOW!!" The man again attempted to force the condom on my daughter and the officer had to physically move the man to the sidewalk. As he did this, the officer made eye contact with me and winked, giving me a "thumbs-up" as he turned away. YAY!! Thank you officer if you read this!! I highly recommend this event for everyone! I do believe that this will be come an annual event for the Kramer family....God Bless You all!!

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