Cross-Country Walkers Not Relying on Court Nominee

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NEW YORK, COLUMBUS, ATLANTA – Dozens of College students, who are participating in three simultaneous walks across America to raise awareness of the dignity of human life at all stages, say that they will continue their efforts to change hearts and minds, whatever is decided at the level of the Supreme Court.

“The nomination of Judge John Roberts seems to be a step toward restoring the Supreme Court to its traditional role of interpreting the law, not legislating from the bench,” said James Nolan, President of Crossroads, an alumnus of Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“However, it will take decades more to heal the cultural, social and spiritual wounds that legal abortion and the other anti-life, anti-family policies imposed on America by the high court. During that time, we will continue to sponsor walks across America and reach out to hundreds of thousands of people each year, as we have done for the past 11 years,” added Nolan.

The 3 three-month excursions began on the west coast in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in May, and will conclude on August 6th at the steps of the United States Capitol Building. The walkers will then travel to World Youth Day in Cologne, Germany.

“Whatever the outcome of judicial proceedings, we still have to continue with the work of changing the culture,” said Nolan. “Even if Roe were overturned and abortion outlawed tomorrow, that would not mean that every child was loved, every life valued. The Pro Life message does not limit us to opposition to abortion.”

Combined, this summer’s Crossroads walkers will cover over 9,500 miles, walk through 31 states, and encounter millions of Americans along the way, including an estimated 250,000 people in churches alone this summer.

On Monday, the walkers will be welcomed into the United Nations by the World Youth Alliance, meet with Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life, and appear on EWTN television with Fr. Benedict Groeschel.

This weekend, the walkers are in New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, and Columbus, Ohio speaking at churches and to various other groups.

For more information on Crossroads, please call (800) 353-8817. Or visit our website,