WASHINGTON, DC – Over 45 students from colleges across America are walking 3,000 miles this summer to promote the dignity and sanctity of all human life, from its very beginning in the womb until natural death. They are with a group called Crossroads, which has sponsored pro-life walks across America every summer since 1995.
“We’ve come to realize through these walks that the majority of Americans are pro-life,” said Martha Nolan, National Director of Crossroads.
The three groups started in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles and will cover over 10,000 miles collectively. They will pass through 31 states, and bring the pro-life message to hundreds of thousands of people – one step at a time.
“If this issue had been in the hands of voters, instead of anti-life judges, unborn children would be protected and defended against the crime of abortion. We are hoping to help build a Culture of Life, where all human life is welcomed into the world.” said Mark Spencer, a walker of Ypsilanti, Michigan. “We can see that hearts and minds are changing on this issue, especially among the youth of America. As a country, we are trending towards a solid pro-life majority, as national polls, and even abortion rights advocates, are beginning to concede.”
All three walks started on May 19th and will end at the steps of the U.S. Capitol on August 12th.
“America is a nation which should value every human life, no matter how weak or vulnerable,” added Nolan. “We are dedicated to changing hearts and minds in this culture, until this becomes a reality.”
“After celebrating our nation’s independence last week, we should remember the most vulnerable in America, those in the womb” said Nolan.” That millions of unborn persons are denied the right to life and liberty is a terrible contradiction that continues to plague our culture.”