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Anti-choice rally at Embarcadero

by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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)
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§Catholic icons well represented
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§"Babies Rock!"
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§Smile!
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§Gore guy
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§"Young Catholic Patriots"
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§Celebrate (police overtime)
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§Catholic girls "Respect Life"
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§...Priceless
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§Cute kids everywhere
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§"Life is a trip"
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§Berkeley students
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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§About 7,000 eventually filled the plaza
by Jeff Paterson (jeff [at] paterson.net)
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Mandie Jean
Wed, Jun 29, 2005 2:56PM
why?
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 9:12PM
Onward Christian Zombies!
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 6:55PM
"where are they now?"
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 1:24PM
Do you agree?
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 10:39AM
Pioneers in the Pro Choice Movement
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 10:34AM
pro-choice
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 2:36AM
Markham
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 1:52AM
Martha
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 1:48AM
pro-choice believer
Wed, Jan 26, 2005 1:48AM
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