Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thousands Show Up for Life at 37th Annual Rally

Arizona Right to Life
Tuesday, January 27, 2010
Contact: 602-285-0063

Thousands Stand Up for Life
37th Annual March and Rally for Life Received Overwhelming Response

Thousands of people gathered in Phoenix today to commemorate lifePhoenix, AZ -January 24th -Under a beautiful sunny sky, thousands of Pro-Life Demonstrators assembled Sunday for the 37th Annual Arizona Pro-Life March and Rally. The March began at Brophy College Preparatory School and proceeded along a 1-Mile Route, to the Steele Indian School Park Ampitheater.

Attendees enjoyed inspirational presentations from a variety of high-profile Pro-Life Leaders, including Congressmen John Shadegg and Trent Franks, State Treasurer Dean Martin, and others. The Ike Ndolo Band, Rapper Brandon Kagel, and Singer Rebecca Woodbury shared their musical gifts with the crowd. Representatives from over 30 Pro-Life organizations, individuals and campaigns were on hand to interact with the crowd and plug people in to pro-life action. Arizonans responded with overwhelming generosity in their donation of diapers for area pregnancy and elder care centers.

The pictures tell the story of this amazing day! They show the innumerable size of the crowd, thatThe line of marchers stretched almost a mile long was too large to fit in a single photo. They show the line of marchers, stretching as far as the eye could see, in both directions.

They display the revealingly small amount of Pro-Abortion counter-demonstrators and how their tiny group was quickly overwhelmed by the huge crowd of Pro-Life supporters. They record the presence of Governor Brewer, Senator Jon Kyl, Bishop Thomas Olmsted and other prominent Arizona Leaders. They reveal that the event was attended by men and women, of all ages, and all walks of life.

Sherry Welsch, Arizona Right to Life Office Manager, assists interested guests at the Arizona Right to Life BoothThank you to all of you who joined us with your presence and/or your thoughts. The rest of Arizona needs to hear the story of this remarkable day. Tell your friends about your experience! Encourage them to become involved with us and with any of our friends who were represented. Share the photos of the event. Send us your photos and video from the demonstration. Thank those members in the media who covered this event and ask them to continue covering pro-life events in the future. Get involved in an Arizona Right to Life Local Chapter and in coordinating pro-life events in your area. Mark your calendars to join us for future events, including our March 6th Banquet. We also hope that you'll plan to join us for next year's march and rally, already scheduled for Saturday, January 22nd, 2011, where we hope to be celebrating the permanent end to legalized abortion in the United States.

We heard from several leaders on Sunday that the tide is turning in the culture, in Washington and in Arizona. We pray that you were encouraged by this weekend, either by being there, by reading this report, or both. We encourage you to continue telling the truth of the pro-life message, especially during this important election year. If we can be of service to you with pro-life training, resources, or information, please contact us!

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