Australian Pro-Life Walk at Halfway Point

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Walking with a group called Crossroads, about a dozen young people from across Australia have reached the halfway point of their Australian pro-life walk. Their walk began two weeks ago in Brisbane and will end in two weeks from now on 8 February in Melbourne at the steps of Parliament. The walk will cover over 1,500 kilometres and pass through Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne.

These young people are walking with Crossroads – an international youth based pro-life organization that sponsors pro-life walks in Australia, the United States, Canada, Ireland & Spain.

“We are very excited to be walking to help build a Culture of Life” said Chris Da Silva, the leader of the group. “Since beginning in America in 1995, Crossroads has grown to include 8 annual pro-life walks in 5 countries” continued Da Silva. “We are proud to have the Thomas More Centre ( and the Young Political Activists Training groups as our official sponsors for this year’s walk. They are youth organizations based in Balwyn, Victoria. We are also happy to have Youth for Life of Australia and several other groups and individuals assisting us as we walk.

During the day, the Crossroads walkers walk along the roads of Australia and in major cities. On the weekends, they pray at abortion clinics with local pro-life groups as well as speak to youth groups and at churches to raise awareness of the pro-life issue and to encourage people to get involved in building a Culture of Life.

“We had no problem recruiting enough young people to walk with us this Summer” said Allison Lattie, the international director for Crossroads. “Support for this Australian pro-life walk has been strong and we are excited to work with youth in all of these countries to continue changing the hearts and minds on the issue of life” continued Lattie.

Crossroads was founded in 1995 in response to Blessed Pope John Paul II’s call to the youth of the world to imitate the original apostles and become active in building a Culture of Life.

For more information about Crossroads, contact Allison Lattie at 0 477 415 462 or by e-mail at or visit our website at