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Pro-Lifers: Tally Your Rally

01/31/2009 Comment

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We compiled the most complete set of numbers I’ve seen of non-D.C. 2009 pro-life rallies marking Roe v. Wade. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to report your own city’s rally (give name, city, state, rally name & date, number participants).

So far, I have 60,000 pro-lifers rallying, state by state:

ALASKA
In Anchorage, 100 people participated in a prayer service.

ARKANSAS
In Little Rock, 6,000 attended a March for Life. 

CALIFORNIA
In San Francisco, 32,000 people participated in The West Coast Walk for Life. In Redding, volunteers planted 3,000 crosses, Lifesite reports.

COLORADO
In Denver, 400 people rallied at the state capital.

FLORIDA
In St. Augustine, 1,000 gathered to hammer 4,000 crosses into the ground, reports Lifesite.  In Jacksonville, 500 people rallied.

GEORGIA
In Atlanta, 5,000 people rallied.

ILLIONIS
In Chicago, more than 100 people met for Mass and a march.

KENTUCKY
In Lexington,100 people gathered for the third annual Vigil for Life, reports Lifesite. 

MAINE
In Augusta, 300 protesters formed a ring around the state capitol.

MICHIGAN
In Ann Arbor, 500 people attended a pro-life summit. In Lansing, 200-300 rallied at the state capital. 57 events were held in the state; at least 12 buses were sent to the march in D.C.

MONTANA
In Billings, 200 rallied, reports Lifesite.

NORTH CAROLINA
In Raleigh, a rally drew 1,000.

OHIO
In Cleveland, 200 attended the city’s first March for Life.

OREGON
In Portland, 7,000 gathered for a rally.

TENNESSEE
In Nashville, 1,200 people attended the Rally for Life.

TEXAS
In Dallas, 5,000 rallied, according to The Dallas Morning News. In Austin, 2,500 people rallied for life.

Numbers provided to the Register by rally
organizers, except where noted.

— Tom Hoopes, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Tom Hoopes is Vice President of College Relations and writer in residence at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He has written for the Register for more than 20 years and was its executive editor for 10. His writing has appeared in First Things’ First Thoughts, National Review Online, Crisis, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside Catholic and Columbia. He has served as press secretary for the Chairman of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee. He and his wife, April, were editorial co-directors of Faith & Family magazine for 5 years. They have nine children.