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Anti-choice rally at Embarcadero
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net )
Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
Thousands of anti-choice activists converged on San Francisco from throughout California for what organizers hope is the first annual west coast "Walk for Life." They were later meet along the march route by thousands defending a women’s right to choose.
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About 7,000 anti-choice marchers converged on San Francisco from throughout California for what organizers hoped was the first annual west coast "Walk for Life." Organizers went to great effort to put forward a unified moderate message, “Women deserve better (than abortion).” Under the second Bush administration, anti-choice organizers are confident of making significant gains for their agenda and are delighted to promote “Feminists for Life” in San Francisco in order to take the focus off of the extremists among them.

Archbishop William Levada opened the rally with a prayer for the unborn that was immediately followed by a very emotional rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Other speakers covered the “lifelong regret over abortion” stories.

As the march stepped off on to the route lined by thousands of pro-choice proponents, speakers reminded the marches that this is why San Francisco was chosen for the this convergence.
§Security meeting and setup at 9:30am
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Catholic icons well represented
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§"Babies Rock!"
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Smile!
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Gore guy
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§"Young Catholic Patriots"
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§"Stop Killing My Generation" says cute little kids
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Celebrate (police overtime)
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Sally Winn, Vice-President of Feminists for Life
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Catholic girls "Respect Life"
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§...Priceless
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Cute kids everywhere
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§"Life is a trip"
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§Berkeley students
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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§About 7,000 eventually filled the plaza
by Jeff Paterson ( jeff [at] paterson.net ) Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 6:57 PM
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