The Walk for Life West Coast expects to once again draw more than 50,000 pro-woman, pro-life advocates to its rally in front of City Hall and then for the mile-long walk down Market Street in San Francisco Jan. 21.
This year, the logistics will get more complicated for Walk for Life organizers and for the city and county of San Francisco because the Women’s March is organizing a rally the same day, a few hours later, which also expects to draw thousands and to take largely the same route, also beginning near Civic Center.
Renee McKenna, the San Francisco lead organizer of the Women’s March, says the march is not specifically anti-Trump, although nationally and even in other countries the 131 rallies are planned for the day after president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The goal of the Women’s March is “to reach out especially to the disadvantaged and minority groups that were verbally targeted in the election campaign; to let them know they have friends. That we are standing with them to defend the constitution.”
Nationally the marches are in reaction to Trump’s election, and the Women’s March in San Francisco has been endorsed by a variety of groups including pro-abortion NARAL Pro-Choice America and Planned Parenthood. The only confirmed speaker was San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim, who is a Democrat and also very pro-abortion.
McKenna, a St. Gabriel parishioner who has a daughter in the parish school, said she hopes to attract some of those who are participating in the Walk for Life to join the Women’s March later in the day. What the Women’s March will be the day after the March is still unknown, she said. “There is no agenda for the Women’s March. My position is this is a women-led march that is about human rights. What human rights means is very different for different people.”
Full story at Catholic San Francisco.
[Editor’s note: to view the pro-abortion “Guiding Vision and Definition of Principles” of The Women’s March on Washington, click here.]