I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to the Dallas March for Life that is happening this coming Saturday, January 19th. Each time I attend the March, I am amazed at the growing crowds. People from all walks of life, and all ethnic groups, in all kinds of weather. Young and old are marching, some carrying signs or balloons, and the Knights of Columbus in full regalia. It is especially nice to see so many pro-life teens. Many parents bring their children. There was a woman on crutches one year, who walked the entire route to the Earl Cabell Federal building and back. She had to be experiencing pain. It made me think of Christ, who carried the cross to Calvary. He had to be in terrible pain, but he did it anyway. Christ died for all of us, and that includes the 55 million precious babies lost, that we march for.
2013 is the 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade. We are expecting over 10,000 people in Dallas to March for Life this year. The theme is Exodus 20:13, Thou Shalt Not Kill. I feel sure that 10,000 people marching to the courthouse are going to look like an exodus coming out of the desert of 40 years of abortion. Surely this will be the year that the major television and radio stations will be there to report the March for Life, alongside the faithful evangelical and catholic stations that are with us every year!
Many people who march are Christians who are constantly in the front lines, fighting against abortion. We are encouraged by the Sonogram law, the number of clinics that are closing and the actions Texans for Life is taking to expose the degenerate docs and deplorable conditions of many of the abortion mills. These are huge strides brought about by small steps taken, toward ending abortion. Even still, upon occasion, it feels like it is us against the world, and the March for Life is a fabulous way for all of us to see that we are not standing alone in this fight, not by a long shot! These marchers represent pro-lifers in Texas. It is a beautiful sight to see multiple denominations, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, and all other pro-life groups and individuals, come together in peace and prayer, to show our solidarity for LIFE.
Get there early to get a parking spot or seat! Bring a car or bus load of friends and family, a picnic lunch, water bottle, comfy shoes, and be prepared for Texas weather! We hope to see you at one of two events, starting at 10:00 AM!
First Baptist Dallas, (1707 San Jacinto)
10:00 Pro-Life ministry fair
11:00 Praise and worship service. We will hear a few words from several speakers at First Baptist Dallas; Ann Hettinger – Concerned Women for America of Texas, Dr. Robert Jeffress – First Baptist Dallas, Kyleen Wright – Texans for Life, Richard Ellis – Reunion Church, Carolyn Cline – Downtown Pregnancy Center & Involved for Life, Dave Pomerantz-Involved for Life & Sonograms on site, and Dr. Jack Hatcher – Christ for the Nations.
Cathedral Guadalupe, (2215 Ross Avenue, at Pearl Street).
10:00 Roe Memorial Mass with Bishop Kevin Farrell
12:00 The march begins at Cathedral Guadalupe, marches to First Baptist, and the crowds merge. From there, we proceed to the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse. At the Courthouse rally, we will hear Bishop Farrell, Reverend James Flynn-St. Thomas Aquinas, Angela Martinez Balderaz – abortion survivor, Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa-New Wave Feminists, and Reverend Chris Wheel – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship & Fatherhood ministry.