Thursday, January 28, 2010

WOW! Great Walk for Life Video!

We are blessed beyond belief in our young people!

The song is "Inheritance." The band is "Shadow of the Locust."

They are part of the Lila Rose/Live Action and Rock for Life generation. God Bless them!

In a January 26 interview with Trey on Wut Metaphysical of Shadow of the Locust described the new song:

"Also, look for a new song/video out by Calmplex, Prefekt and I, filmed at the 2010 Walk for Life rally in San Francisco. It’s called “Inheritance” and is basically a tribute to women who don’t abort."

To learn more about Shadow of the Locust, go here.

Asian-American Walk for Lifers on KTSF TV Tonight!

Tonight at 11PM, Dr. Evelyn Li, M.D., and Reverend Tan Tieu, Secretary of the San Francisco Chinese Christian Union will be interviewed live on KTSF's "Talk Tonight" show.

Dr. Li and Reverend Tieu are leaders in the Asian American pro-life community, which has added so much to the Walk for Life West Coast in the last two years. They will be discussing their experiences at this year's Walk.

KTSF is channel 26 in the Bay Area. The show will be rebroadcast Friday at noon, and the call in number is 888-705-1888. Talk Tonight will be in Mandarin.

KTSF website (Chinese)
KTSF website (English)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

More Crowd Shots

Some nice shots. Double-click any image for a larger version.

On January 22, a Newsweek writer asked where all the "Young, vibrant women" were in the abortion debate, and concluded "Likely, they're at home."

Apparently, the Walk for Life leaders did not get that memo:

And there's our friend Ben giving the thumbs up:

Wall-to-wall pro-lifers

All photos this post courtesy Darwin Sayo,
Walk for Life West Coast Media Team.

More March Photos

It's got to be the prettiest march route in the world. This is Aquatic Park.
Double click image for a larger size.

That's the Balclutha above, an old whaling vessel, part of the Maritime Museum.

The photo below really gives a feeling for the size of the Walk. The walkers stretch all the way behind the building on the right in a big loop to where you see them coming off Jefferson street--and there are thousands of pro-lifers behind them. Photo courtesy Ray Dinkha.

Heading into Fort Mason.

Dolores Meehan and part of the Walk for Life Media Team

That's our dear Bishop Emeritus Ignatius Wang, escorted by the good Knights of Columbus.
Bishop Wang has been in the trenches with us since day one.

These Sisters must be fans of the pro-life hero Reverend Walter Hoye (and who isn't?)
They're wearing his trademark cap!

Taking a rest at the end of the Walk.

A lovely family.

And another. God Bless them!

Unless otherwise specified, photos this post courtesy James & Maureen McKenzie
of the Walk for Life West Coast Media Team.

40,000 Walk for Lifer's an UNDERCOUNT?

So says "Zombie."

For those who have not heard of him, Zombie is a well known San Francisco photojournalist and reporter, who records many demonstrations in the Bay Area. Don't let the name fool you, "Zombie" is a serious man. He has been pivotal in a number of exposès that were then followed up by the mainstream media: "Anatomy of a Photograph", "Obama's Science Czar," etc.

Zombie, who describes himself as "mostly pro-choice" attended the Walk. His testimony as to the number of attendees is significant because first, he is not on our side, and secondly, because he has more experience covering San Francisco demonstrations than just about anybody.

Below are three of his pictures and with the accompanying text, courtesy Zombie and Pajamas Media. Caution: the site has some vulgar images of our opposition.

"After the march was already well under way, I stood in one spot and took a picture looking back toward one end of the human column — which you can see extends off to the horizon…

" …and then pivoted and took another photo toward the other end — which also extends beyond the visible horizon. I’ve been to anti-war rallies which were estimated to have in excess of 100,000 people, and they all seemed smaller than the one seen here. Only 40,000? If you say so…."

"But those two pictures only showed the back part of the column. I ran ahead and climbed up a staircase to snap yet another picture showing a different segment of the march not visible in the previous photos, streaming around a curve in the Embarcadero and once again disappearing off into infinity in both directions."

"Only 40,000? If you say so…."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

More From the March: Faces in the Crowd

A group from "40 Days For Life." It will be starting soon!

The founder, Mr. David Bereit was the recipient of the year's "St. Gianna Molla Award" given to those who have shown special heroism in the cause of life.

What a wonderful expression on this young man's face.

And on this Sister's.

As always, the religious were out in force.

Plenty of Dominicans, including our friend Fr. Anselm, below at left.

And other denominations and religions as well.

A blind man walks for life.

And families and kids everywhere. This young man was carrying the banner of Our Lady of Guadalupe last year, too. Someone said how wonderful it will be to watch these young people year by year, as they grow up at the Walk.

More soon!
All photos this post courtesy of James & Maureen McKenzie of the Walk for Life Media Team.

Michael Savage: "Should Have Been National Headlines!"

The famous radio host Michael Savage was in San Francisco Saturday on his day off, and just happened to be in Fisherman's Wharf, where he encountered the Walk for Life West Coast.

This is by far the best, most detailed, and most accurate news coverage the Walk has received. God Bless him!

Monday, January 25, 2010

God Bless the SFPD!

We love the officers of the San Francisco Police Department!

The Walk for Life West Coast is about the only demonstration in San Francisco where the police are obeyed and treated with common civility. Notice how they are not facing the Walk for Life but our oppostion. Go here to see the stress on the faces of officers as they have to deal with those who would try to prevent our exercising our right to free speech.

Then compare that to the looks on the faces of these officers:

Officer Mannix with Fr. Tarantino of St. Hilary in Tiburon.

Officer Corry.

God Bless them!

Thank the SFPD for their fine work last Saturday. Write to:

Chief George Gascon
Hall of Justice
850 Bryant St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

or download a prepared thank you letter here.

Photos this post courtesy James & Maureen McKenzie of the Walk for Life West Coast
Media Team.

More photos soon!

March Photos #1

Polls show a large majority of American are pro-life. The Walk for Life West Coast is America.

Pictures don't lie.

Estimates are as high as 40,000 in attendance.

Great signs. That's Nyna, below. She's from India, and is making a film about India' missing girls, killed by abortion and infanticide. It's called "Petals in the Dust." You can learn about it and watch a trailer here.

More great signs.

Goths for Life. God Bless her! And she's right: Johnny was surely with us in spirit.

People from everywhere...

Young couples.

And young people everywhere!

When we posted this photo we did not know these guys were Prefekt & Wut Metaphysical from the band "Shadow of the Locust." We just thought they were two interesting looking pro-lifers.
Well, turns out they have released what is so far the best video of the Walk for Life 2010. It's their song "Inheritance" and we have posted it here.

God Bless them!

Plenty of pro-life veterans, too:

College students: USF

UC Irvine

Ohio State (well, maybe not ;-)

More great photos soon!

All photos this post courtesy James & Maureen McKenzie
of the Walk for Life West Coast Media Team.