David Daleiden to headline at Walk for Life West Coast


January 23 event to host speakers including Latin American & African pro-life stars
David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress

David Daleiden of the Center for Medical Progress.

From its beginning in 2005, San Francisco’s Walk for Life West Coast has been defined by both its diversity and its youth. The 12th Annual Walk on January 23, 2016 will feature two international stars of the pro-life movement as well as one of America’s pre-eminent young pro-life activists.

Walk co-chair Dolores Meehan told CalCatholic “The pro-life movement is never just a local movement. The fight for the unborn and vulnerable that we fight in San Francisco does not have any borders.” Eva Muntean, the Walk’s other co-chair agreed:  “The pro-life movement is represented in every country on the planet, and we are delighted and honored to welcome speakers who exemplify that diversity.”

Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez, better known as simply 'Emmanuel'. (photo: wikimedia commons)

Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez, so famous in the Latin world he is known simply as ‘Emmanuel’. (photo: wikimedia commons)

One of the 2016 speakers is Jesús Emmanuel Acha Martinez, known everywhere throughout the Spanish-speaking world simply as Emmanuel. Mexico’s biggest star in the 1980’s, Emmanuel is also a devoted pro-life activist.

From Africa comes Obianuju Ekeocha, founder and president of Culture of Life Africa. Obianuju has advised almost 20 African bishops on women’s and life issues, has met with Pope Francis, and co-authored two declarations with African bishops promoting the gospel of life in Africa.

Best known to American pro-lifers is David Daleiden, the millennial who shocked the conscience of America with his videos documenting Planned Parenthood’s trafficking in the body parts of aborted children. Despite the efforts by Planned Parenthood and their accomplices in the mainstream media to declare his Center for Medical Progress videos “debunked” or “misleading,” they have been unable to offer any evidence supporting those claims. Daleiden’s exposé of the loathsome callousness with which the organization’s representatives discussed the cutting up of human beings led to congressional hearings and has provoked Republican lawmakers to defund Planned Parenthood. At least a dozen states have instituted investigations into the abortion business’s organ harvesting.

Obianuju Ekeocha, a biomedical scientist who is part of Culture of Life Africa. She has written In defense of Dignity and An Open Letter to Melinda Gates (Culture de Vie Afrique)

Obianuju Ekeocha, a biomedical scientist who is part of Culture of Life Africa. She has written In Defense of Dignity and An Open Letter to Melinda Gates (photo from catholic.org)

On December 3, 2015, in an historic vote, the Senate passed a bill stripping Planned Parenthood of public funding. The bill passed 52-47. While President Barack Obama is certain to veto the legislation, the legislation is there, the action was taken, and not all Presidents would veto. Eva Muntean said “David’s work exposing the reality of Planned Parenthood has been monumentally important. He has been to the Walk before as an attendee, and we are delighted to have him now back as a speaker.”

The 2016 Walk for Life West Coast will begin at 12:30 PM on January 23 with a rally in the city’s Civic Center Plaza. Following the rally, Walkers will march down Market Street to Justin Herman Plaza.

Comments

  1. The people who organize and support the March for Life should be required to watch Church Militant’s presentation on “Event Catholicism.”
    http://www.churchmilitant.com/video/episode/vort-2015-11-16

    • Linda Maria says:

      Dave N., I read your excellent computer story that you gave the link to, above. I am much older, and not accustomed to the modern secularized-type of events, which young people typically organize, for the Church. I think another name for this, is the “grassroots” kind of political or social action, utilized in a religious context. I was accustomed, when young, to top Church leaders of the clergy, handling difficult issues, and leading people! I will continue…

    • Linda Maria says:

      Dave N., I will continue, with my above post. It has been so terribly sad, to see the modern Church abandon her mandate from Christ Himself, to teach and guide the laypeople– and just let poor young kids set up Church-related events, and struggle on their own, Vatican II-style, as the Fathers of Vatican II wanted– laymen’s increased leadership, and the clergy to just sit on the sidelines! z(IRRESPONSIBLE COWARDS!!) And as we can see– the “events” all follow along the lines that kids know, in the secular society of today!

    • Linda Maria says:

      Dave N.– Although these events are not as ideal as Catholic school taught by the good, traditional nuns, and Catechism classes and requirement to lead a good life of Christian Morality– plus the traditional Catholic home and family, in which traditional Catholicism is daily practiced, in the home– plus, the Church’s top leaders battling it out authoritatively in the secular world, reminding civic leaders of their Christina moral responsibilities, and fighting for morality all the time– well, WE SHOULD THANK GOD FOR OUR COURAGEOUS YOUNG LAY LEADERS!! We are SO BLESSED to have them!

    • Linda Maria says:

      One more reply, to Dave N.– We are so fortunate to have these dedicated Pro-Life lay workers!! Many have endured much hardship and even persecution in our own Church, due to their dedication! We should all be involved , as Catholics, in the Walk for Life! The poor little precious unborn infants will be so thankful to God, for your loving support for them! San Francisco is such a sickeningly selfish, cold-hearted, greedy, immoral place, caught tragically in the Jaws of the Death Culture! May Christ redeem this City, and may it shine for Him, as a place of God’s Love and Christian Morality, someday!

  2. AWESOME!!!

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