Pictures and Video from March For Life Dallas 2010

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We marched in the Dallas March for Life today.  It was a beautiful, but somber, Texas day and thousands were in attendance.

These marches are absolutely vital to bringing about real change, a real Culture of Life, and in helping us to fully face the reality of this great injustice.  Please get involved in one near you.  There are many more planned for this coming Friday and Saturday for the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision.

I wrote more about the day and posted other pictures and a cool video over on my National Catholic Register blog. Please check it out!

Here is another video we put together of part of Bishop Farrell’s speech at the Rally:

I literally only saw one person out there protesting against the March for Life.  Here she is:

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I asked her why she was out there.  Her answer made less sense than her sign did.  In summary, she called us all a bunch of hypocrites who want to over-populate the world.  And she thinks that because we are trying to stop people from killing innocent human life that we are “intolerant.”  A very confused girl, indeed.  But compared to the tiny (but rude and violent) pro-abortion crowds I’ve personally encountered at Marches for Life in the past, she was actually very delightful.

A few more pics:

It was also a real blessing to run into so many great friends today, including the CFRs, Taylor Marshall, Sue Laux from FW Youth 4 Life, Marisa Alvarado from CPLC and many more. This amazing pro-life movement in the United States is fueled by so many different organizations and people working hard in their own ways.  It is very neat to be a part of it.

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L January 17, 2010 at 12:27 am

That’s a great speech from the Bishop. Thanks for sharing!

L January 17, 2010 at 12:43 am

PS – I love how the local news follows these things. This is the only headline on Dallas News covering the march: “Anti-abortion activists rally in downtown Dallas; crowd appears to fall short of 10,000 goal.”

Ha.

And then we have this “objective, fact-seeking” statement: “At least 2,500 people attended today’s pre-march Mass at the Cathedral. Many others who didn’t attend the Mass showed up for the march. But the overall crowd appeared likely to fall well short of the 10,000 goal.”

I just love what they choose to focus on :) Sigh.

Kristen January 17, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Our group, New Wave Feminists for Life (two of our members are in your video: one with a sign reading The Strong Choose Life, the other Empowered By Birth) took the counterprotester with us to lunch after the march. One of our members, Jackie, who must have more grace than the rest of us, brought her there. We didn’t know who she was. She was only 18 and talked a lot about Food Not Bombs and being a vegan. She seemed a little loopy and misguided but sweet. We asked her if she was protesting the march and she sort of seemed to say no without saying no. Now that I know that she was definitely a counterprotester, I am so proud of Jackie for bringing her. What a powerful witness to the the fact that the love of Christ infuses our cause. I think Liz (that’s her name) was able to see us as real people with love in our hearts, not just “anti-choice religious fanatics.”

Andrew Smith January 18, 2010 at 11:07 am

Hi Matt,

Thanks for making the videos and pictures available.

We are very much appreciative of all the support we received in making this event successful. So many people give of their time and energy.

We will be putting up some more pictures and videos on our website at http://www.prolifedallas.org/roe today and tomorrow.

Andrew Smith
Director of Communications
Catholic Pro-Life Committee
http://www.prolifedallas.org
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Bill January 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Hey! I was there, too. Sorry I didn’t see you amongst the other thousands and thousands of people. :)

I was one of the Knights of Columbus “road guards” — my place was up near the front of the procession, a little behind the color corps. From my point of view, I have to wonder if the Dallas Morning News even actually had anyone there.

Channel 5 did a very short piece on the march on their evening news, but I didn’t see it. And of course, no one will ever hear a peep about this or about the national march this week on the national news. The last thing they want to do is to acknowledge that there are millions of pro-life supporters out there.

Many of us who were road guards also prayed at the Winter 40 Days for Life on Sunday morning at the new late-term abortion center on Greenville Ave. Lots of horn honks and waves. Some “friendly” and some … not so much.

Keep it up. Sooner or later, the media will have to notice us. A great many drivers in downtown Dallas Saturday already have.

Bill January 18, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Some additional photos from the March at http://wrb.posterous.com/?page=1

These are iPhone shots, so the quality isn’t as good as yours. Also, I didn’t duplicate your shots from the rally across from the courthouse.

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