Pro-life pioneer Joe Scheidler will receive award at Walk for Life West Coast

New promo video released

Joe Scheidler (image from The Bridgehead)

Pro-life pioneer Joe Scheidler, who has often been described as the “grandfather” of the American pro-life movement, has just signed on to speak at the 14th annual Walk for Life West Coast on Saturday, January 27, 2018. He will also be honored with the 2018 St. Gianna Molla Award, which recognizes those who have made a special contribution to the pro-life cause. Over 50,000 participants are expected at the rally and walk.

Mr. Scheidler has been fighting for the rights of the unborn even before the infamous Roe v. Wade decision. After working for other pro-life organizations for several years, Joe founded the Pro-Life Action League to serve the need he saw for pro-life Americans to take bold, direct action to save babies from abortion in their own communities. His 1985 pro-life activists manual, “CLOSED: 99 Ways to Stop Abortion”, put pro-lifers throughout the United States and the world to work effectively fighting abortion. Mr. Scheidler’s commitment and determination have been an inspiration for generations of pro-life activists who have followed.

Joining Mr. Scheidler in speaking at the rally are also Terry Beatley, founder of the Hosea Initiative; pro-life OBGYN Dr. John Bruchalski; and Rev. Clenard Childress, Jr., the founder of the website www.blackgenocide.org.

The 2018 Walk for Life West Coast will begin at 12:30 PM on January 27 with a rally in the city’s Civic Center Plaza. Following the rally, participants will walk down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.

Organizers have also released a powerful new promo video and encourage people to share this on social media:

Full story at Walk for Life West Coast.

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  1. A saintly man totally committed to the cause of life. God bless you Joe!

  2. helen wheels says:

    I second that !!

  3. Yes, God bless Joe Scheidler. He has taken a lot of abuse standing up for the babies and their mothers, and for caring fathers also.

  4. He is not just a giant of a man in stature but in character too. May God keep him there. Instead of bullying the weaker ones, he protects them — from others and from their own bad choices.

  5. This is a great honor. I hope he is getting the award because he is truly pro life, and not just anti abortion, one aspect of the call to be for life from conception to natural death.

    • Actually, anti-abortion is great too. One can’t be a total activist in many causes without watering down their efforts.

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