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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 14, 2013                                                            

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS BECKY VISOSKY
PHONE  972-267-LIFE (5433)

       

THOUSANDS MARCH IN REMEMBRANCE OF MILLIONS
Demanding an "Exodus" from Four Decades of Death

On Saturday, January 19, 2013, thousands will once again March for Life in Dallas.  Last year, nearly 10,000 people took to the streets with yellow "Life" balloons in celebration of the gift of life.  This year, even more are expected to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion on demand throughout the country.  

The Dallas March for Life, the largest in Texas, coincides with marches all over the country on or near January 22.  The theme of this year's events in Dallas is Exodus 20:13 – Thou Shalt Not Kill.  This year's Rally will feature abortion survivor Angela Balderaz Martinez of Every Life is Beautiful.

Photo and Video Opportunities on January 19, 2013 in downtown Dallas include:

7:45-8:45 a.m. Roe Memorial Rosary/Jericho Walk around the Routh Street abortion center, 4321 N. Central Expressway; Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz participating.
10:00 a.m. 
Roe Memorial Bilingual Mass celebrated by Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell at Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, with overflow tent outside (over 3,000 attended last year).  Mass includes Procession of Roses (40 people bring a rose to the altar representing their million+ peers killed by abortion during the year of their birth since 1973).
Pro-Life Ministry Fair (10 AM) & Praise & Worship Service (11 AM) at First Baptist Dallas, 1707 San Jacinto, featuring musicians and inspirational speakers, including Pastor Robert Jeffress, David Pomerantz of Sonograms-on-Site, and moving post-abortion testimonials.
12 Noon  Dallas March for Life begins from the Cathedral Plaza (corner of Ross and Pearl), continues to First Baptist Dallas (corner of San Jacinto and N. St. Paul) and ends at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse (route).   Marchers witness to life, carrying life-affirming banners and wearing Exodus 20:13 shirts; women who regret their abortions will also carry prominent signs.
12:30 p.m. 
Rally for Life outside Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse (reverse side of courthouse at Jackson and Griffin).  Thousands gather to listen to speakers at the building housing the district court where Roe v. Wade was first filed in 1970.

Rally Speakers:

Mistress of Ceremonies

Musical Performers:

  • Christ for the Nations

For more information, visit www.exodus2013.org

Sponsored by
 
Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, Texans for Life Coalition, Pro-Life Dallas,
Catholics Respect Life of Fort WorthFirst Baptist Dallas
and Hike for Life Texas
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About the Catholic Pro-Life Committee:  The Catholic Pro-Life Committee, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, is the Respect Life Ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Texas.  It is the largest diocesan-based pro-life ministry in the nation. 

Facts about abortion:  More than 10,000 abortions are performed in Dallas County every year.  Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, more than 53,000,000 abortions have been performed in America.

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