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October 10, 2012

Dallas Welcomes National Youth Movement

Dallas, Texas – 40 Days for Life-Dallas has kicked off to an inspiring start with 11 babies confirmed saved from abortion outside the Southwestern late-term abortion center, where the 24/7 40-day prayer vigil is taking place.

On Saturday, October 13, the campaign will mark its mid-point by welcoming the presence of youth to the campaign.  Like last year, we expect hundreds of young people to take to the sidewalk with yellow "LIFE" balloons, a symbol of the pro-life youth movement spreading across the country, interspersed with black balloons memorializing those lost to abortion.   

"Seeing our youth on the sidewalk prayerfully proclaiming the Gospel of Life with their brave witness was a truly compelling moment in the campaign last year.  We are thrilled to once again bring this positive and profound message to the front lines," said Dallas Campaign Director Joanne Underwood.

Youth Day will begin at 11:30 a.m. with disbursement of the balloons in Harry Moss Park (corner of Greenville and Royal) and a brief prayer service.  At noon, the youth will process across the street for a peaceful prayer demonstration on the sidewalk outside the abortion center.

At 1:00 p.m., all are welcome back to the park for the Midway Picnic, featuring music and the powerful testimony of local abortion survivor Angela Balderaz, one of thirty-nine women who participated in the historic, 21-day Back to Life Walk from the mega-Planned Parenthood in Houston to Downtown Dallas.

To learn more about 40 Days for Life-Dallas, please visit: www.40daysforlife.com/dallas.

For assistance or for more information, please contact Becky Visosky, 40 Days for Life-Dallas Communications Coordinator, at or 972-267-LIFE (5433).