On January 23, 2010, more than 35,000 people turned out to walk San Francisco’s Embarcadero and take a stand for life. The 6th Annual Walk for Life West Coast saw its greatest gathering ever, despite poor weather.
Eva Muntean and Dolores Meehan founded the Walk in 2005. They had attended the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, and were inspired to start their own. Holding the walk in San Francisco, one of the most pro-abortion and liberal cities in the country, was a bold move. They were met by fierce adversity that first year. But Eva and Dolores stood firm in their mission to establish a new West Coast tradition of celebrating life.
Speakers for the 2010 Walk included Lila Rose, president of Live Action, and Jim Garlow, well-known author and pastor.
San Francisco produced some colorful protesters, including the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Events such as the Walk for Life are instrumental in raising awareness about abortion and changing hearts and minds.