San Francisco, Calif., Jan 26, 2010 / 03:49 am America/Denver (CNA).
Denouncing abortion as “the greatest human rights abuse,” over 35,000 pro-life activists gathered for the Walk for Life West Coast on Friday.
Among the banner-waving participants were toddlers, grandparents and college students. Their walk proceeded along the San Francisco waterfront and was the largest crowd in the six years of the march, organizers reported.
Students from area high schools and from Stanford, UC-Berkeley, St. Thomas Aquinas College and Wyoming Catholic College took part in the march, as did eight Catholic bishops.
A reported 120 Catholic seminarians carried banners. One seminarian, Tom Martin, said it was a “great opportunity” for people to see seminarians joining with them in praying for life and also “taking a stand.”
Frank Lee of Asian Americans Pro-Life opened the rally with a prayer.