Saturday, January 17, 2009
Dallas March for Life
Today I participated in the Dallas March for Life. This is the first time I have participated in a march of any kind (except band). It was very interesting and I was glad that I went. It started outside the Catholic cathedral in downtown Dallas. There were lots of people of all ages. I would say that the majority were Catholic. From there we walked to the courthouse where Jane Roe filed her case that became the infamous Roe vs. Wade. There was a time of prayer at the site. Then we walked to a first baptist church building and had lunch and looked at pro-life booths that were set up in the atrium. It was estimated that about 5000 people participated. I can verify that they took up about 1/2 a mile of 3-lane road. The reaction from the people in cars was mostly pleasant with several honks and thumbs up. The whole march was escorted by the Dallas police. I really enjoyed eating lunch and getting to meet and chat with other pro-life people. I am also looking forward to looking over the information that I got from the booths. I took some pictures that I will try to share, but right now I am having trouble up-loading them.