Downtown Dallas site of Walk for Life Jan. 17

DALLAS?The annual Dallas Walk for Life will begin at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 with music and a rally at a downtown Catholic church and conclude with a right-to-life lunch and information fair at First Baptist Church of Dallas.

The march will include a stop at the federal courthouse, where a memorial wreath will be placed on behalf of the 52 million unborn children aborted since the Jan. 22, 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion on demand in all 50 states.

The rally will begin on the Plaza at the Cathedral de Guadalupe, 2215 Ross (Ross at Pearl), and will include remarks from FBC Pastor Robert Jeffress; State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston); Roman Catholic Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas; and Jack Hatcher of Christ for the Nations.

The one-mile march to the Dallas federal courthouse where the Roe v. Wade case originated will begin at 12:45 p.m., with the wreath-laying ceremony around 1 p.m. The march will conclude at First Baptist Church, 1707 San Jacinto (San Jacinto at Ervay), around 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and an information fair will follow at the church.

Sponsors include: Texans for Life Coalition; Concerned Women for America of Texas; Downtown Pregnancy Center, First Baptist Church, Dallas; Prestonwood Crisis Pregnancy Center; Texas Life Chain; Catholics Respect Life; and the Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas.

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