This year, it might seem as though the Walk for Life has entered a new era. The Dobbs decision, repealing the atrocity of Roe v. Wade, was an answer to our prayers. But as we know, all Dobbs does is return the decision of whether or not to protect innocent human life back to each state. And, as the passing of California’s Proposition 1 shows us, we still have so much to do. So, while we thank God for all the work of pro-lifers over the decades, and for the states that have chosen to protect the innocent, for us here in California, and most surrounding states, nothing has changed.
Neither Dobbs nor Proposition 1 has changed the Walk’s mission in any way.
Our mission is to proclaim that abortion hurts women. Our mission is to proclaim that women deserve better than abortion. And our mission, yesterday, today, and tomorrow, is to be a shining beacon of hope to women, to society, even to the pro-abortion state government, proclaiming that LIFE, not death is the foundation of choice!
Join us on January 21, 2023 as we witness to the dignity of women and the life and protection of the littlest among us at the 19th Annual Walk for Life West Coast!
Rebecca Kiessling to keynote 2023 Walk for Life West Coast
Rebecca Kiessling is an internationally known pro-life speaker and family life attorney. Conceived in rape, her life experience has made her a tireless advocate of unborn persons, and she is a living refutation of the ‘Except in cases of…’ argument for abortion. She will be one of the keynote speakers at the 19th Annual Walk for West Coast in San Francisco on January 21, 2023.
From the biography page on her website:
“I was adopted nearly from birth. At 18, I learned that I was conceived out of a brutal rape at knife-point by a serial rapist. Like most people, I’d never considered that abortion applied to my life, but once I received this information, all of a sudden I realized that, not only does it apply to my life, but it has to do with my very existence. It was as if I could hear the echoes of all those people who, with the most sympathetic of tones, would say, ‘Well, except in cases of rape. . . ,’ or who would rather fervently exclaim in disgust: ‘Especially in cases of rape!
“All these people are out there who don‘t even know me, but are standing in judgment of my life, so quick to dismiss it just because of how I was conceived. I felt like I was now going to have to justify my own existence, that I would have to prove myself to the world that I shouldn’t have been aborted and that I was worthy of living. I also remember feeling like garbage because of people who would say that my life was like garbage — that I was disposable….”